I've been having problems with sending out newsletters too. I have a database of around 8000 people whom I'm obliged to send a newsletter to every now and again. I found that using a normal ASP Email solution (CDONTS) just didn't work. I have never used JMail or ASPEMail, but I would imagine that they would present the same problems : When you have a lot of users the ASP script you use tends to stop working, in my case it would send email to every 50th person - obviously no good! It all depends if you want to pay money for it or not. I got recommended this piece of software which I have used several times now without any problem (and it's not too expensive) : http://www.infacta.com/gm.asp Just a note : if you ever do send out emails, make sure that users have a way of unsubscribing with out having to enter their emails addresses again - just create a link they can click. I say this as many companies who do spam people pretend to have an unsubscribe function on their site where you enter your email address - where in fact it just adds you to more lists. Nasty! Hope some of this helps! Martyn Haigh Site Developer The Virgin Cosmetics Company City Fields, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2FP tel: 01243 622282 -----Original Message----- From: Administrative HQ [mailto:english_offline at yahoo.com] Sent: 18 December 2002 17:05 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] SENDING NEWSLETTERS Hello. I have a really dumb question, but I've never put out a newsletter before and have obligated myself to my users to do so (for better or for worse). The first question that comes up is how to do it. I can use Jmail or ASPEmail from the site's user dbase, but these methods seem pretty cumbersome, coding every line break, etc - especially because some of the information is in other languages which are very hard to work with using these methods. There seems to be plenty of software on offer to handle these things (any suggestions? Should allow defining charset and content transfer encoding). In short, what's the best way to do it? The second question is that a friend of mine told me he tried to send out a newsletter and was <gulp> immediatley cut off by his ISP for spamming</gulp>. Everyone sends these, so I assume there's more to the story than what he told me OR that he did something wrong. I would think I could do this with no problem, provided I include a link for a user who wants to opt out. Can anyone explain the ins and outs of this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, David __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !