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sendmail vs Net::SMTP vs Mail::Sendmail



Nov 23, 2001, 9:28 AM

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Hi Folks,

I'm scheduling a nightly cron job to send a standard plain-text reminder notice. This could be sent to 1 to 50 people (or more if the site is very successful :). I'm trying to decide whether to open a pipe to sendmail or use Net::SMTP or Mail::Sendmail. Considerations are:
1) want to minimize use of system resourses
2) want to know if a given e-mail address was sent successfully. If it fails, I don't need to know the details of why it failed, just that it did in fact fail.
3) as this is a cron job (so no user is waiting for a response) it could run as a low priority "background" task for an extended period of time

I'd also be interested in hearing recommendations / experiences with any freely available scripts for low to medium volume bulk mailing.

>> If you can't control it, improve it, correlate it or disseminate it with PERL, it doesn't exist!


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