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Antnee
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Mass Email Problems

Post by Antnee » Fri May 23, 2008 11:06 pm

I've just tried to Mass Email users but I'm getting errors when sending to all users and registered users. If I send to a group that we created it works OK though

Have had this problem on v3.0.0 but we're now on v3.0.1 and have the exact same problem. It's never worked properly :(
E-mail error
» EMAIL/PHP/mail()
/mb/adm/index.php
Any ideas or further information required?

Thanks a lot

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by ameeck » Sun May 25, 2008 1:04 pm

Ask your hoster if they limit the e-mails sent. Sometimes they have hourly or so limits.

It's a difference to send a few emails or a few hundred. Also try to lower the size of the batch of e-mails sent in the ACP, it should be the E-mails settings page.

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by Antnee » Sun May 25, 2008 3:40 pm

OK, will do, thanks

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by Antnee » Mon May 26, 2008 3:48 pm

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/SMTP_quota

Appears that PHP based email scripts can only be sent to 200 users an hour, though oddly we only have 134 users so far, and we've had this problem for a long time, since we had much fewer members. Does it still sound like the most obvious answer?

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by ameeck » Mon May 26, 2008 4:52 pm

Do you use SMTP for sending emails or the default configuration with the mail() function?

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by Antnee » Mon May 26, 2008 6:44 pm

We use the default PHP mail() function. My co-admin tried switching to SMTP and that failed miserably, I wasn't even getting the messages for subscribed threads. I switched it back to default and it's all OK again on that front, but still no mass-mailing to all users, just smaller groups

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by ameeck » Mon May 26, 2008 6:56 pm

Try to resolve the SMTP sending of e-mails, try contacting the server technicians if you have difficulties.

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by Antnee » Mon May 26, 2008 7:05 pm

SMTP sending has a lower limit with my host than mail() according to that Wiki link I posted though

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by carternm31 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:42 pm

I get this error: "Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by"

Has anyone else had this?

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by stevemaury » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:45 pm

carternm31 wrote:I get this error: "Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by"

Has anyone else had this?
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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by carternm31 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:54 pm

I'm very sorry, was just trying to find a similar post.

I have started my own now - http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 6&t=988765

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by romans1423 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:39 pm

Does anyone know of a MOD that would batch outgoing mail and use phpBB's cron system to send out an admin-definable amount of mails per hour? That would solve the Dreamhost problem, I think.

Limiting emails to 100 / hour or whatever (and them being sent out according to the recipients/msg limit which is already definable) would result in mass emails being sent out across an entire day for boards with large memberships, but it would be worthwhile -- at least the mails would send.

Such a MOD would have to incorporate *all* outgoing mail -- registration, etc. -- in the queue so that the hourly limit is not reached. It would also make sense that preference is given to such as password reset & account activation emails.

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Re: Mass Email Problems

Post by chainprayer » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:51 am

I get that error too but my emails send without a problem. Looked kinda stupid when I was troubleshooting and sent 15 duplicates to all my members.

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