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Resticting emails to 500 per hour


joegalasso

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http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8120

 

This add-on is designed precisely to solve that problem. It is designed for 2.2a but it will work for 2.3 if you can look past a bit of html misalignment in the admin.

 

A simpler solution is an earlier add-on I wrote which is easier to install:

http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/6553

 

Both of these modules allow you to slow down the mailing to 500 or less emails per hour.

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OSC to CSS, http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7263 -Mail Manager, http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8120

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As an alternative, you can install a bulk emailer such as PHPlist, and export your members database table as a CSV file for it to use. It can be set up with per-minute, per-hour, and per-day email caps.

 

Don't forget to send emails ONLY to people who have explicitly granted permission or requested newsletters, and include in the email a reminder that they requested it AND how to get off the mailing list. Otherwise you could be in legal trouble for spamming.

 

500 emails per hour is not standard. It's rather generous. 300 or so is more typical.

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Jeepers, I wish the folks who send me spam would get in 'legal trouble'.

 

The advantage to using http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8120 or http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/6553 is that you do not need to export your mailing list or maintain a separate database. You can simply mail out through your OSCommerce admin.

 

If you add an 'unsubscribe link' of some sort in your emails and make it easy for people to see how to contact you, and only mail to people who signed up for your mailing list or who bought something from you on your cart then you will not have any 'legal troubles'.

Oscommerce site:

 

 

OSC to CSS, http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7263 -Mail Manager, http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8120

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