do not want to use login

Posted on 2012-08-24
Last Modified: 2012-08-27
is there a way to use
without requiring user login and password

(I tried using phpmailer and gmail and gmail only allows 25 messages (up to 100) for me a day)
Question by:rgb192
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    Accepted Solution

    PHPMailer is not a mail server.

    Gmail is a mail server and the mail server is the one that requires the login and password and restricts the amount of mail.

    You need a separate mail server if you want to use PHPMailer without gmail or without a login.

    Author Comment

    I want to use phpmailer()

    the same way I use mail()  (which works on my shared server)
    because I want to use library

    mail($recipient, $subject, $msg_body, $header);
    no password
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Ray Paseur
    I know we have talked about this before, but I think it bears repeating.  You really should consider using for this instead of trying to do it yourself.  There are a million things that can go wrong with email, and I've seen most of them.  I knew exactly what I was doing when I was sending my own email messages.  The headers were correct, the formatting was tested across at least a dozen mail clients.  The SPF records were right.  All of my recipients (2,400 at one time) were opt-ins.  And things still got screwed up because of idiocies like SpamHaus, or a feud between telephone companies and AOL.  I was getting caught up in a few hours of thankless and unpaid email debugging almost every week.

    Switched to and all the problems went away.  It was so easy the secretaries could use it immediately.  We got good reports from ConstantContact, including statistical aggregates and detailed reports.  We know who forwarded our messages.  Etc, etc.  The list of good things was suddenly very long.  Quite a contrast to what was going on before, and what you are going to be facing if you insist on sending your own broadcast email.

    ConstantContact offers a free trial.  And they don't pay me to recommend them; I recommend them because they removed a burden from my work life with a timely, effective and inexpensive solution.

    Whatever you choose for your email, best of luck, ~Ray

    Author Comment

    constant contact does not allow
    'ebay customer list'
    LVL 107

    Expert Comment

    by:Ray Paseur
    When we switched to CC, we were allowed to preload a customer list.  I don't know if this is an option for you, but we gave them about 2,400 names and email addresses for the starter list and they took it in the form of a CSV.

    Author Comment

    years of ebay customers never opted in a list

    so constant contact said that 6months old is 'fresh list'

    my employer wants me to mail all customers

    Author Comment


     And they don't pay me to recommend them; I recommend them because they removed a burden from my work life with a timely, effective and inexpensive solution.

    you should ask constant contact if they can give you free services for your recommendations

    you are one of the smartest experts I know  and michael jordan got paid to endorse batteries and underwear
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    Expert Comment

    by:Ray Paseur
    michael jordan got paid
    Thanks for your kind words.  I think that my  breadth of economic influence (PHP and MySQL) is not quite up to the pay grade of Michael Jordan (sports, shoes, batteries, and underwear).  He is kind of the Mickey Mouse icon of our generation!


    Best, ~Ray

    Author Closing Comment

    I agree, it would be easier if constant contact allows an ebay customer list

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