From: Kenzaburo Ito <kenito@30...> - 2002-09-21 02:21:46
At some point we're going to be dealing with redoing the emailing. I've got
little expereince in this area so I'm hoping someone knows sometihng.
First the setup. Right now we send out one email to a dummy address (also
from a dummy address) and BCC all the interested parties.
Why BCC? So developers can't be directly contacted by users.
Why this needs to change: there are private and public bugnotes, private and
public bugs, and different users have different localization settings.
In an ideal world you send out one email to each user involved in the message.
Each is localized to the user's settings and each reflects the private/public
The potential (and probable) problem is scalability. Instead of one email you
are now generally doubling the traffic (at least). How much of an impact will
this be? Does anyone have experience with email/traffic heavy projects?
We need to consider the usual MTAs (Exchange, sendmail, postfix, etc.)
Another consideration is the time it will take for the user to regain control
of the browser while the emails are being sent.
Also, we're looking at PEAR::Mail and phpMailer to completely replace the
current homegrown solution.
Thoughts and opinions?