[Catalyst] Sending 3000 emails.

Luca Ferrari fluca1978 at infinito.it
Fri Dec 11 11:12:03 GMT 2015

On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 4:32 PM, Andrew <catalystgroup at unitedgames.co.uk> wrote:
> ....I just want to know why the whole FastCGI Plack loaded Catalyst app came
> down half way through,
> and how I can have a Perl script process sending 3000 emails without that
> happening every time, =S.

As pointed out already the main problem here is that you are trying to
do stuff (sending email) within the app thread, that is you are
breaking the app design and should use a batch/background thread to do
intensive work (even reading all the emails from database could be a
problem, depending on how you do the query and how optimized is the
I would pick up at least an email alias, that can be easibly
auto-generated and updated each time a new user joins. This way you
are at least hiding the 3000+ receivers behind a single email, letting
the email software to do the stuff it has been built for.
The next step would be to use a mailing list, internal or external.
The only reason I could see for looping thru every email address could
be to store in the database the result of the sending process, which
is in my opinion worthless.


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