After sometime making routines with php I am now at the point of having the need to integrate with some of my routines the capability of sending large volume of emails (like newsletters) to people that are signed on the reserved area of our company.
I know that there are many (also free) software php tools to perform this task, but I want to do it myself and also learn the tricks of doing it.
The first problem to arrise was the fact that the host provider limits the sending of emails to a maximum very low quantity per hour.
So my request with this thread was for the programmers signed up in this forum to give their suggestions of how to overpass this server quantity limitation.
Let's imagine the following situation:
a) I need the send 3.000 newsletter emails.
b) The maximum server quantity would be for example of 200 emails per hour.
My first suggestion would be to create a cron job running at each 30 minutes sending 5 emails with 20 addresses at Bcc.
This would take 15hours to send the full 3.000 emails.
I would like to hear here at the talkphp forum some other suggestions for doing this job with the above numbers/limitations.