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Drupal 7 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Mailing lists

Mailing lists are generally used to send marketing or promotional e-mails to a large group of individuals. Mailing lists software helps us manage our lists of users, performs find and replaces to insert users names and e-mail addresses (and other information) when sending the e-mail, and logs statistics.

E-mailing large groups of users introduces a number of problems for us as website owners. They are as follows:

  • Many shared hosts limit the number of outbound e-mails that a user can send on a daily or even hourly basis.
  • We have to be careful to make sure our e-mails don't get marked as SPAM; too many spam complaints and we will face retribution from our server provider; for example, being blacklisted so that all our e-mails are flagged ...

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