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#484 – Email cron job

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Thursday, 11 December 2014 03:43 AEDT
jennyhowe@blueyonder.co.uk
Joomla! version: 3.3.6

Hi,

It would be great if you could include a new feature to set an Email chron job in BF Auction. I recently had my site disabled by my hosting company when BF auction ended and sent out hundreds of emails to the winners and losers. My hosting company has a limit of 125 emails per 15 minutes so I need to be able to set these linits in BF auction.

Thanks
Jenny
 
Friday, 12 December 2014 12:12 AEDT 5'
Tim
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Hi Jenny,
Another option is to consider using a third party solution for SMTP email, such as http://sendgrid.com/
The free subscription allows you to send 400 emails per day, and the paid plans are cheap ($9.95 per month for 40,000 emails). Once you've signed up for an account, you just need to change the SMTP mail settings in your global config.

regards

Tim
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Friday, 12 December 2014 23:37 AEDT
jennyhowe@blueyonder.co.uk
Hi Tim,

That sounds like it could be a solution to my problem. Unfortunately I am not a programmer so I don't fully understand how this could work. I currently use Acymailing for my email newsletters which would allow me to send via SMTP. How would acymailing pick up the tags in the BF Auction email such as:

Congratulations {username} you won the following item {itemtitle} for {currency}{bid}
{description}

Many thanks
Jenny
 
Saturday, 13 December 2014 11:08 AEDT 5'
Tim
BF Quiz Plus 3 Years, BF Survey 12 Months
Hi Jenny,
Acymailing wont get round your hosting limitations, as it's still sending the emails out via Joomla.
To implement a solution such as sendgrid, there is no programming required, just sign up for an account, then change the SMTP username, password and server address in your global config.

regards

Tim
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