On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote: > I have a client who has a list of several thousand emails. He wants to > send them a one time email, offering his services. AFAIK it's not > spam, because he will only send it once. > > But there's around a thousand or two for each domain, so if we just > send them all at once (via a simple custom PHP script) perhaps the > recipient server will take offense and stop them. > > So we thought to send 20 every hour from 9 am to 6 pm via cron. Then > they will not look suspicious. > > Sounds reasonable? I'm guessing the 1-time set up of this will cost you more than $30 when including the cost of your time. Why build it when you you can pay $30 and use a service like Constant Contact or iContact to do it for you? Sign up, upload your contacts (up to 5000 for the $30 tier), send the email, then cancel the service (it is a subscription service, so you don't want to leave it going). There may even be a trial promotion offer. I've seen them before. (Don't work for either company, but my company does use CC.) -- Matt Warden Cincinnati, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.