[thelist] Sending e-mails

Kasimir K evolt at kasimir-k.fi
Mon Nov 21 06:28:04 CST 2005

Kevin Stevens scribeva in 2005-11-21 12:00:
> e-mail updates ... one by one from an AOL account which, as you 
> can imagine, is not ideal.

I'd rather not imagine that ;-)

>             So what are my options here? How do people send out those 
> e-mails that say "undisclosed recipients" in the "To" box? I am not sure 

For example by not filling in To; or Cc: fields of the mail the compose 
in their email program, only using Bcc:

> whether I will be able to install a program on their server ( a Windows box, 
> if that makes any difference), so are there legitimate companies, preferably 
> in the UK, that will do this for them?

I've been doing this kind of mailers with PHP, very simple, and the 
biggest lists have been around 10000 subscribers - which is already a 
bit much, but still managable.

If the band is expecting a lot more traffic, it might be a good idea to 
invest a bit more than £30/year to the hosting... For £30/month they'll 
get a service where there will be no problems sending large amount of 
mail or having large amount of visitors. That investment would be 
covered by the sale of just a couple CD's more.


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