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Web host email limit reached (7 posts)

  1. Jon W
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi

    Love this plugin. But. ...

    My webhost has an email limit of 400 mails per hour. I keep exceeding this due to the comments subscriptions.

    Is there a way to either:

    1. Send out emails in a batch once per day so that the same people do not receive multiple emails for the same article each day.

    2. Somehow have the emails sent from a different account, like a google account?

    Is anyone else aware of another solution?

    Many thanks,

    Jon.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe-to-comments/

  2. bobinoz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've got the same problem, nobody know a solution? I have emailed my posts to see if they will up my hourly limit, but that isn't a long-term fix. I like both of your solutions Jon W, so if anyone can update :-)

  3. Jon W
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I never came to a solution so had to remove the plugin. I am now focussing on building up a newsletter list. hopefully in the long term this will be more valuable anyway.

  4. bobinoz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think I have found a solution, Well one that might work for me,it's...

    Subscribe To Comments Reloaded.

    It's a kind of update to the original plug in, and will import the users if you install it after deactivating the original. But this one allows you to (apparently, I haven't installed yet) exclude certain posts from the system. I have one post with 170 subscribers, so I only have to get 3 comments within one hour on that post and I have broken my 500 email per hour rule.

    So I will just remove the subscribe option to that post, and limp on with the rest who only have a maximum of 40 or 50 subscribers, most though have less than 20.

    I fully agree with building your own list though, priceless!

    Thanks for your help.

  5. Jon W
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, I considered taking similar action but then thought that it did not make sense to stop sending emails to the most engaged people.

    After closing the comments subscription I sent an email to all those who had subscribed to inform them of the change, some did sign up as a result.

  6. ClaytonL
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We ran into this issue too. May have to switch to the 'Reloaded' version of this plugin as the posts that kill us our contest posts, and could be selectively disabled.

  7. Simon Hampel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you looked at using a transactional email service like Mandrill?

    For the volume of emails you're sending, it probably will cost - you get 12,000 sends per month for free, pricing then starts at $0.20 per thousand emails sent.

    There is a plugin for WordPress - wpMandrill which makes it easy to set up email delivery via Mandrill.

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