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phpList Suggested Settings

Problem:

PHPList is not sending all messages.
The most common error is "could not instantiate mail function".

Solution:

Locate the config.php file.  If installed with defaults from MOJO Marketplace the full path will be
/home#/username/public_html/list/config/config.php.

Please make a backup at this point.

Locate the Miscellaneous Section.

Below this section find the following.

Code:
# define the amount of emails you want to send per period. If 0, batch processing
# is disabled
# HostMonster suggest a default of 150 per hour.
define("MAILQUEUE_BATCH_SIZE",0);

# define the length of one batch processing period, in seconds (3600 is an hour)
define("MAILQUEUE_BATCH_PERIOD",3600);
These are the default settings.
Here is the suggested default code.

Code:
# define the amount of emails you want to send per period. If 0, batch processing
# is disabled
# HostMonster suggests a default of 150 per hour.
define("MAILQUEUE_BATCH_SIZE",150);

# define the length of one batch processing period, in seconds (3600 is an hour)
define("MAILQUEUE_BATCH_PERIOD",3600);
The above settings tell phplist to send 150 emails per hour.
The last edit to make is under the Experimental Section.

Code:
# Mailqueue autothrottle. This will try to automatically change the delay
# between messages to make sure that the MAILQUEUE_BATCH_SIZE (above) is spread evently over
# MAILQUEUE_BATCH_PERIOD, instead of firing the Batch in the first few minutes of the period
# and then waiting for the next period. This only works with mailqueue_throttle off
# it still needs tweaking, so send your feedback to mantis.tincan.co.uk if you find
# any issues with it
define('MAILQUEUE_AUTOTHROTTLE',0);
Change the MAILQUE_AUTOTHROTTLE to 1.

Code:
# Mailqueue autothrottle. This will try to automatically change the delay
# between messages to make sure that the MAILQUEUE_BATCH_SIZE (above) is spread evently over
# MAILQUEUE_BATCH_PERIOD, instead of firing the Batch in the first few minutes of the period
# and then waiting for the next period. This only works with mailqueue_throttle off
# it still needs tweaking, so send your feedback to mantis.tincan.co.uk if you find
# any issues with it
define('MAILQUEUE_AUTOTHROTTLE',1);
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