[thelist] long-term autoresponder-type service

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu May 21 13:57:29 CDT 2009

On 18 May 2009, at 21:29, Matt Warden wrote:

> On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 4:03 PM, Joel D Canfield <Joel at bizba6.com>  
> wrote:
>> is there a better option? I tend to think of autoresponders as some  
>> kind
>> of follow-up tool, but for automated delivery, is this the right  
>> way to
>> go?
> I'd write this myself in half a day. Job runs every night sending out
> all emails. The body of the email is determined by each list member's
> sequence counter. Body is sent and sequence is incremented.
> Bob bob at bob.com 13
> Mark mark at mark.com 7
> Joel joel at joel.com 49

...assuming it matters what order they get them in (ie contentid(1)  
always before cid(2) and always before cid(327) as in a book).

Otherwise just increment a counter for everyone and reset when it hits  
the highest available cid.

The third way would have some tie between a day and the content -  
gardening tips for example where you don't want spring planting tips  
in autumn.

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