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Outlook 07 not doing it; what's a good database email solution?

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On Jul 18, 11:48*am, EMB <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Boppy wrote:
> > Thanks everyone for your replies.
> > I've had a look at MailChimp and am also waiting for Smartmail to
> > reply to me so I can compare pricing. But I agree with Dave - 800
> > messages would be trivial.

> also worth a look.

Thanks - have requested a quote from them.
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On Jul 17, 10:47*am, Boppy <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Hi guys, I send regular updates to around 800 names. Despite splitting
> my excel spreadsheet into smaller chunks, Outlook still freezes every
> time I do an email merge from Word 07.
> I'm using html and there are some images but the message is never any
> larger than 50k. Word just freezes during the send, and then when I
> look in the Outlook outbox, the messages are sitting there chugging
> away.
> I'm on a hosted Exchange server but their helpdesk says the problem is
> most likely with Outlook. They say their server can cope with mass
> mails of 2 gigs. (so why does each message sit so long in my outbox
> then?)
> I've tried to do the same merge on three different computers and have
> the same issues whether it's an Xtra mail server or Outlook 03 or 07.
> There's plenty of posts on help sites on the www but no one seems to
> have found a solution.
> So rather than tear my hair out every week, I'm looking for
> suggestions for more efficient ways to get mail out. My requirements:
> - Need to include html links and images
> - Need to personalise each message
> I've spent a bit of time using the open source CRM Sugar but as it's
> integrated with Outlook, I can't see how it would be an improvement.
> I have some names that occur on several different mailing lists, so
> still need to merge and delete duplicate names each week.
> Can anyone suggest a reliable hosted mail sending option?
> Thanks in advance for advice,
> Jo

Mailman can handle 10,000 user lists and it can be hosted, however you
want to change the user list(s) frequently, so that's an issue....but
one way is to have a cascading group of lists...if you are posting to
groups of ppl and those groups change as opposed to
you have master lists A, B, C and D.

A contains sub lists S,T,U,V
B contains sub lists S, T and V
C contains sub lists P, Q and R
D contains A and C

Gordon has suggested a modern way to send "letters" just send the
link...its what we do as the email shots we have are over 5000 users
and 4~8 meg, even on grunty kit it took 30mins to pump it out...we
even have 8000+ lists on mailman...but 50k is peanuts.

A good search engine for possible tools to meet your needs is From what you are trying to do SugarCRM or
another CRM sound better solutions....SugarCRM can be remotely hosted,
pretty sure some ppl in NZ do it, for a charge or course, but its
free...there is even a demo/trial site you can log into to give it a
look at.

(so why does each message sit so long in my outbox then?)

Its possible their Exchange server has anti-virus programs on board,
these could and can slow down exchange significantly...

Is Outlook sending each mail individually? rather than batching them?
modern smtp can take 1 email to 50 or even 1000 ppl and say here is
the one email duplicate it to these 50....

Run perfmon/taskmanager on your desktop and monitor while you send
out....see if its cpu or memory or disk is maxing out, that would
point to Outlook...if its not....



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