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Sending mass e-mails

Thread began 6/04/2009 4:56 pm by toby379423 | Last modified 6/05/2009 5:22 pm by Ray Borduin | 1888 views | 6 replies |

toby379423

Sending mass e-mails

Hi there,

Here's what I'm trying to do...

I need to send a mass e-mail out from a database myself, since the full site has not been launched yet, so how would I go about doing that?

Is this something UEM is capable of doing?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

UEM is capable of sending emails. UEM is capable of telling your email server to send multiple emails. UEM is not cabable on its own to send multiple emails. It needs a server and SMTP server to send emails, and as such won't work if you simply tell it to send a million emails at once (or even a couple thousand probably unless you have a very robust email server).

People have used UEM to create a mass emailing system by combining it with DataAssist and creating a system where emails can be sent in bursts to a couple of hundred users at a time. Your ISP probably has strict limitations in the number you can send per second, minute, or day that you would have to be careful not to exceed.

Any mass email application you build would at some point send an email. WAUE can be used to do that. The applicaiton would have to be built by you and it wouldn't be as simple as telling WAUE to send as many emails as you want and it will be done. There will be limits and you would have to work around them... usually by offering a way to send emails in batches.

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toby379423

Gotcha. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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Steve

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  UEM is capable of sending emails. UEM is capable of telling your email server to send multiple emails. UEM is not cabable on its own to send multiple emails. It needs a server and SMTP server to send emails, and as such won't work if you simply tell it to send a million emails at once (or even a couple thousand probably unless you have a very robust email server).

People have used UEM to create a mass emailing system by combining it with DataAssist and creating a system where emails can be sent in bursts to a couple of hundred users at a time. Your ISP probably has strict limitations in the number you can send per second, minute, or day that you would have to be careful not to exceed.

Any mass email application you build would at some point send an email. WAUE can be used to do that. The applicaiton would have to be built by you and it wouldn't be as simple as telling WAUE to send as many emails as you want and it will be done. There will be limits and you would have to work around them... usually by offering a way to send emails in batches.  



Ray,
Do you have any links that could give us more ground work to create such a burst system? Also we all need to think opt out also so we need to know the uses email address so when why reply we have a string that relates to the users account and allows a one click opt out.

Any info you have on this could help those of us that are looking to start programming this from the ground up.

Thanks in advance,

Steve

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I don't have any links or tutorials offhand. There should be one or two instances on this forum.

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Steve

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  I don't have any links or tutorials offhand. There should be one or two instances on this forum.  




I looked and could not find anything... I'll keep looking though

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If you use a recordset with a repeat region, then you can show a limited number of records on a page. You can use that same logic to send a limited number of emails on a page.

You would probably want to combine it with logic that somehow marks or identifies who has been sent emails so that you can easily start and stop the process without accidentally missing or sending multiples.

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