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How to throttle emails on hosts with email sending limits?

  • I’m on 000webhost and I use Mark Jaquith’s “Subscribe to Comments” among others and my hosting account was suspended last night when a discussion, well, got out of hand.

    000webhost’s email sending limit is ‘No more than 30 emails per 5 minutes and no more than 100 emails per hour.’

    000webhost’s PHP config doesn’t support SSL/TLS so I can’t send via Gmail. In any case, Gmail also has a limit of “100 people at a time”.

    So as a stopgap I added a “ORDER BY comment_date DESC LIMIT 28” clause to Jaquith’s plugin and crossed my fingers.

    Before I go study how to add the Throttle plugin to Swift Mailer and use Swift as a wp_mail() replacement, I thought of coming here to ask if someone has already made a throttling solution or plugin.

    Or maybe someone knows a free or low-cost SMTP server service?

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  • Well, i have the same problem.

    Yes, I would like to find a solution, too. With Subscribe to Comments (S2C) a post get more comments, and a post can easily get dozens or even hundreds of comments or commenters. S2C needs some sort of throttle, like …

    “space emails this many seconds apart: __15_ “

    or

    “send only this many emails per minute: __4_ ”

    or even

    “don’t send immediately, send notifications every __1_ hour(s)”

    Quint

    Looking for something similar. I’m on a dedicated server with a few other sites, but it really bogs down the server (high CPU/RAM usage) on posts with big discussions. I regularly get 200+ comments and want to continue using this plugin, but it’s really slowing things down without the ability to throttle.

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