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PHP - Delay function - please help

Discussion in 'PHP' started by crizatu, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hello, I have a small script to send the content of a form to 2 different email adesses. The problem is that because of the server restriction, the server only sends 1 email in a 10 seconds time frame. Could you tell me how can I make a pause/delay in php?
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    sorry for my english and thank you in advance,
    Adrian
     
    crizatu, Jan 23, 2006 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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  3. crizatu

    crizatu Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, this works great
     
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    yangyang Banned

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    #4
    Shawn's right. Use sleep(12) or something like this to pause the php execution for 12 seconds before sending the next email.

    However there's also a chance that if you have 2 scripts sending emails, one of them may fall into the time frame, failing to send the message. Consider, script 1 sends an email at 080000, waiting for 12 seconds before sending the other, however, at 080006 (6 seconds later), script 2 sends an email and will fail.

    The solution is to check if mail() returns true, if it does not, keep trying it with 12 seconds interval until it does. And it's after a confirmed successful delivery, you continue with the rest logic.
     
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    improvingtheweb Peon

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    #5
    You can send one email to multiple recipients with the mail function, which should work even under your server restrictions.

    
    <?php
    $to  = 'user1@example.com, user2@example.com';
    
    $subject   = 'Test';
    $message = 'Test';
    
    mail($to, $subject, $message);
    ?>
    
    Code (markup):
     
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    Danltn Well-Known Member

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    Just FYI, but this thread is 3 years old...
     
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    Still, the thread is interesting. Sending the same post to two receivers works better but it doesn't solve the problem. locking the file might prevent people from sending whilst one routine is 'waiting'. Queueing messages and having a separate cronjob send messages would work even better, and the best solution is finding a proper host.
     
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    How do I send information back and forth in PHP?
     
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    Back and forth from where to where?
     
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