Hi Mike - I wrote something up about this subject on the evolt site a couple years ago, and some of it might be relevant to you: So you want your own mailing list? http://evolt.org/article/thelist/18/464/index.html As someone else mentioned, Mailman is nice, and what i'd recommend instead of rolling your own.. http://www.list.org :) Shout if you have any more questions :) .djc. Mike wrote: > I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for mailing list software that > can handle around 2000+ email address and offer the option for either plain > text or HTML messages for each subscriber. > > As an alternative I thought of writing one using PHP/MySQL but I'm not sure > if that will be the best way to handle it. Are there any dangers/issues to > watch out for if I choose to roll my own with that combination? Say the > browser crashes (for some reason) while the script is sending the messages > to the list. I assume it will stop sending where the browser crashes even if > it doesn't complete the process right? Also, how long do you think it would > take to execute the sending of so many messages?