Wordpress blog post to email piped to external SMTP
Posted on 2014-03-24
I have an issue where i have a blog that has ALOT of subscribers.
I have a custom script that sends my blog posts as emails (with a link back to post) to all my subscribers in 3 separate groups.
My current webhosting only allows 250 emails per hour via PHPmail or send mail or whatever wordpress uses to parse to the local SMTP.
My current list of subscribers is over 300 and growing. I need to be able to email all subscribers at post time and find a solution around this limitation.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to pipe the wordpress emails to a commercial smtp or one that has a limit of say 2000 per hour.
I need to be able to send at the time of post, trickling out the emails wont work cause some things are short notice and will get stuck in the queue and arrive late.
Obviously i can use the MX record part of cpanel to route mail to external SMTP , does that work with phpmail or the function that WordPress uses? If so any suggestions on a pay for SMTP ?
Any plugins or code that might be required on top of the commercial SMTP?