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    Can anyone recommend a free newsletter script?


    Hi,
    I'm looking for a program that will be able to send out a newsletter to about 4000 people. Can anyone recommend a free or cheap script?

    Thanks cowboys
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    Here I found this one before, but decided to create my own after noticing how it works. They really arent that hard to make.

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    All your looking for is a script that performs the following:

    1) Has a list of all e-mails necessary
    2) Sends an e-mail to all e-mails on the list

    I'm pretty sure you'll need a while() loop or something....
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    We can safely assume that you are going to use this for entirely legal purposes, yes? We're not going to help you write a script to simply spam a bunch of users.

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    Actually Dudes, I've already written one. All it really does is store a bunch of emails in a MySQL database, and uses PHP to parse through every email address and send it through PHP's mail function...

    PHP Code:
    <?

    $result 
    mysql_query("SELECT * FROM tblEmails"$db);
    while (
    $row mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
        
    $bcc_html .= $row1[Email] . ", ";

        
    $headers_html  "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n";
    $headers_html .= "Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1\r\n";
    $headers_html .= "From: Blah <webmaster@blah.com>\r\n";
    $headers_html .= "Bcc: $bcc_html \r\n";

    $email "blah@blah.com"// THIS WILL SHOW UP IN THE 'TO' FIELD OF THE EMAIL!

    $subject "$email_subject"

    $msg_html 'This is the body of my newsletter... '

    mail ($email$subject$msg_html$headers_html); 

    ?>
    I have a question about this though.. What I've done is append every email address in the database to the BCC field.. Would it be better to send the newsletter to each email address one by one, rather than bcc it all at once?

    I guess I do'nt know exactly how this works, so which way is better? You guys see a problem with putting a few thousand email addresses in the BCC field?
    Last edited by Hugh G. Rection; October 5th, 2005 at 04:37 PM.
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    The problem we see is you SPAMMING people, or at least, this one looks like a fifty percent chance of being used to send out spam mail.
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    Originally Posted by gimp
    The problem we see is you SPAMMING people, or at least, this one looks like a fifty percent chance of being used to send out spam mail.
    I don't know... The php mail() function really isn't that good for spamming since it opens a separate new session for each and every email sent. Much more efficient would be using the PEAR::mail library...

    But why bother? Lot's of free code out there that already accomplishes this.
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    Try looking on hotscripts.com, good luck!
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    Hi,
    You can try with the mail manager script. It fulfills all your requirements on mailing newsletters to multiple users at same time.
    You do have the option of removing/adding the mail recipients.

    I've been using this script http://www.hscripts.com/scripts/php/licensed/mailManager.php , for my site to send newsletters to the users.

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