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by Ruben
Ruben
From members I select a custom group it has 284 members
At the bottom I select email and all members in search.
This window has like three pages and shows 284 members
The next window I select to send the email
The next window I fill in the subject and the body.
I leave the default to send one at a time.
I submit and I see at the top
Sent to batch 1 of 1947
Where the sent to batch 1 changes as it processes

Where did 1947 come from?
Should it not be 284
Even if it is counting both text and html emails it still does not equal 1947

I stopped it around number 8 I did not let it complete

Update:
I tried the same group of 284 members to export to a list and that count is correct.
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by isaac
isaac
Because you are spamming a large number of email addresses (9,236) with the exact same content, your host may have a limit on how many emails can be sent within a set period of time. Your host may set limits on how many emails you can send in one-shot and to how many email addresses you can add to your BCC/CC lines. This may also be limited be length within your hosts mail servers configuration by how long a "TO" address can be.

That is extremely common, and is the reason why there are proper email marketing programs and services.
have a look at https://www.phplist.com/ and https://mailchimp.com/
Services and programs such as phpList Manager, MailChimp are where UBB.thread's option to export email address become extremely useful.

Its recommended that prior to spamming your webhosts mail server, you contact them to learn about your account's limitations, such as, total sent emails per period of time.

Originally Posted by ECNet
Anyway, does the Admin Log entry confirm the emails were definitely sent?

The admin log entry is a confirmation of what was passed through UBB.thread's mailer script to your mail server. Your mail server may have its own log of what it received (from you) vs what it actually sent (away from the server).

Additional reading:
https://whatismyipaddress.com/mail-server
and
https://www.samlogic.net/articles/mail-server.htm
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by isaac
isaac
The self hosted version of phpLists would be a perfect solution for your email campaigns.
https://www.phplist.org/download-phplist/

The sends happen at the PHP level, rather than the HTML browser triggered level.

It is what I use on one of my UBB.threads forums. I've modified the stock code to replace the config option with a link to the user subscription page

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STOCK UBB.threads mail settings page.
It looks like this:
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MODIFIED PAGE
the modification is not really anything complicated at all.
It looks like this:
[Linked Image]

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THE LINK goes to https:// EXAMPLE .com/lists/
This is the phpLists default user mail manager page:
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