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Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys


 
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New Guy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:21 pm 
Post subject: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

Over the last 7 years I have picked up about 2000 member registrations -
Many, (most likely several hundred) of the e-mails associated with those usernames are no longer active -

Is there a program of some kind I can use to weed out all the bad e-mail addys from my database?


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Dog Cow
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:22 pm 
Post subject: Re: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

New Guy wrote:

Is there a program of some kind I can use to weed out all the bad e-mail addys from my database?

Not that I know of, but you might want to search around.

What I've done is examined all of the bounced emails I've gotten, and added those addresses to a blacklist system which I devised.

What you will likely find are programs which automate the task of scanning over bounced email notices. I have not had time to implement such a system, but it is on my to-do list.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:40 pm 
Post subject: Re: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

Force E-Mail Update
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:46 am 
Post subject: Re: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

Sylver Cheetah 53 wrote:
Force E-Mail Update

Yeah, I am also using that when sending out mass-emails to my members.
Emails bouncing back are marked up to force email update.
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New Guy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:33 pm 
Post subject: Re: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

Holger wrote:
Yeah, I am also using that when sending out mass-emails to my members.



What hosting company are you using and how many mass e-mails are you sending out in one batch?
(I tried to PM you but your pm function must be turned off)

I have 1500 members, could I send them all a mass e-mail in one batch, or would I have to break them up into smaller batches?


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Holger
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:53 pm 
Post subject: Re: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

I am using a root-server at server4you.de:
https://www.server4you.de/de/dedicated/showplan.php?products=5

Normally I am sending out the mass-emails in batches of 300.
I am using Mega Mail mod for phpBB2, it makes the batches by itself and then reloads the function.
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New Guy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:59 pm 
Post subject: Re: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

I am very familiar with Mega mail - why batches of 300, (is that the limit per hour set by your host)?

How many batches do you have to send/how many members do you have?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:08 pm 
Post subject: Re: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

11,000 members
I am raised the batches from 100 to 200 to 300. As I am my own hoster I have no limit. But with 11,000 members I have fear for timeouts. So Mega Mail is the perfect tool!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:18 am 
Post subject: Re: Weeding Out Bad E-mail Addys

As far as we know we have never had a time out with mass e-mail at any point. We just notified our outbound that mass messages would be going when we got to the 5,000 - 10,000 mark and it hasn't been a problem since.

Do know what you mean about bad mail addresses. The prune inactive users helps with that a bit too.

Might take a look at the bounce e-mail mod to see if it could help too - just have to make some time.

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