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Thread: Mass Emailing

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    Mass Emailing

    I would like to send an email to all the people that have subscribed to my newsletter through my website. Do you know of any provider that allows mass emailing. I tried with yahoo but this is not possible as anti spam measure

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    Hi,

    Whatever server-side language you're using, it should provide libraries that allow you to use an object for sending emails. Using such an object, you'll be able to specify all the email attributes, add recipients, and so on, and then finally send.

    Here are some examples:

    PHP:..................: http://www.webcheatsheet.com/PHP/sen...attachment.php
    Classic ASP.........: http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtec...tml#postadlink
    C#.NET..............: www.codersource.net/csharp_sending_emails.aspx

    Also, you might need to check if you have SMTP service installed on the machine where your application is.

    Mike

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    Even with PHP, you'll have limitations placed by the webhost.
    You'll have to find a webhost that doesn't care about limits, or use a newsletter service.

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    Sending out newsletters is a very tricky operation full of issues and problems, due to people abusing the systems and sending out spam to people who don't want to receive it.

    If you're technically minded, then you could get a hosting account with a standard provider such as hostgator, then write an application in PHP which sends out emails to your subscribers. It's generally best to send the emails from the server which is hosting your site if you want it to appear from yourdomain.com. You can spoof the email, but it will appear spammy and probably get blocked.

    I could go into huge detail here, but you might be best using a mailing service to send the email on your behalf. We have created such a service at 18amail.co.uk, so feel free to drop me a line if you're interested in creating an account. You just pay for the emails you send. There are plenty of other services out there also though, perhaps try googling for it.

    If you do end up coding something yourself in PHP, then Swiftmailer is a great place to start.


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