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scotty
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:40 am 
Post subject: mass e.mail

When I had around 100 members- I could send out mass e.mail.
But now when I have 151 members, I get this when trying to send out mass e.mail
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Ran into problems sending Mail. Response: 452 4.5.3 Error: too many recipients

DEBUG MODE

Line : 165
File : smtp.php

My host keeps telling me I can send 250 a day.............and the problem is not at thier end !
I also posted here
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1365325
But now all help has stopped....
Any suggestions- as I am totally lost here !!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:35 am 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

It is not a matter of how many mails you can send, but how many recipients at once. Admin mass mail option generates a single mail with all recipient in the bcc field.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:54 am 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

I have no experience with Mega Mail but from what I understand this MOD works fine and can help you solve your problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:38 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

Another option that is fairly tedious but does not require a MOD is to sort people into different groups and send the mass email to one group at a time. If you create ten groups, you should be good for up to 1000 users if you can send mail to 100 people at a time.

If you're interested in this solution, and you can run SQL scripts directly on your database (via phpMyAdmin or something along those lines) please post back, as I can give you some SQL scripts to add users to groups for this purpose.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:46 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

scotty wrote:

My host keeps telling me I can send 250 a day


That really isn't enough IMHO. 250 per day...not hour? icon_confused.gif

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scotty
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:58 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

Yeah!..........Interested in this solution....
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:28 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

Start by creating 10 hidden groups. I called mine "Mail Group 1" through "Mail Group 10" just because I didn't have a lot of imagination. icon_smile.gif The board admin should be the moderator of each of these groups. Making them hidden is the best choice because users won't see that they're a member of the group.

Normally each member would get an email when they've been added to the group, but they won't in this case because you'll add them to the groups via SQL instead. You'll need to know the group_id for each of the groups that you create.

I can get the SQL for you a bit later today that will add users to the appropriate group.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:54 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

At the risk of sounding overly unpleasant, that's a rather tedious and silly solution. icon_razz.gif

A better one would be to implement email chunking, which does that all automatically. There's a MOD for it: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=231577

It adds an extra feature which I didn't install, but it certainly does the chunking part OK.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:06 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

It's tedious only if you add users to the groups manually. icon_smile.gif Doing it with a sql script takes about five minutes, tops. And it doesn't require a MOD.

I do agree that including a MOD would be better in the long run.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:12 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

drathbun.....
I will give it a try- but I am no expert with this SQL
So I may have to shout load for Lumpy to help me...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:19 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

Dog Cow wrote:
At the risk of sounding overly unpleasant, that's a rather tedious and silly solution. icon_razz.gif
A better one would be to implement email chunking, which does that all automatically. There's a MOD for it: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=231577
It adds an extra feature which I didn't install, but it certainly does the chunking part OK.

This is very very complex MOD, I don't think it worth the effort.
This sounds a lot better:
dogs and things wrote:
I have no experience with Mega Mail but from what I understand this MOD works fine and can help you solve your problem.

But it has to be tested. icon_smile.gif

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:23 pm 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

I've been using megamail for a few years now on a couple of forums, works fine....or at least seems to work fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:07 am 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

Whats the set up like on mega mail?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:12 am 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

See the attached screen captured from the ACP->General Admin section


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:45 am 
Post subject: Re: mass e.mail

Is this the one you are using?
Megamail

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