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How we managed to send 75k emails per hour

Ardent team at KnackForge always love to get hands dirty with challenging projects. In this connection we recently took an interesting newsletter sending project from one of our potential clients who is doing relatively big in Internet marketing.

In brief, we were asked for a custom system for sending out newsletter emails, based on Drupal. Tentatively 600k emails to be sent per month. A newsletter list shall have up to 80k users and limited to a couple of lists to begin with.

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Leveraging CKeditor template to theme Drupal contents

WYSIWYG (a.k.a HTML Editor) has become a De facto for quickly formatting and publishing contents from dynamic site like Drupal. This is certainly a time saver and prevents from getting hands dirty with HTML.

In this connection, CKEditor has been a pioneer and around in use and development cycle for a decade (first release was on March 2003, in the name FCKeditor).

Replacing lengthy URLs in simplenews newsletter email with Bit.ly short URLs

Simplenews, a newsletter module allows you to send customized confirmation emails on subscribe and unsubscribe actions. The default singe email confirmation for subscribe looks as below,

Subject:

Confirmation for [simplenews-category:name] from [site:name]

Body:

We have received a request to subscribe [simplenews-subscriber:mail] to the [simplenews-category:name] newsletter. To confirm please use the link below.

[simplenews-subscriber:subscribe-url]

sivaji Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:47
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Make confirmation emails from simplenews obey newsletter settings

Simplenews is one of the solid Newsletter management modules for Drupal. It allows a Drupal site to have multiple newsletters at once, nodes can be sent out as newsletter to multiple recipients on a single cron run. It plays well with HTML emails as well with Editors like WYSIWYG, Drupal mail system and other contrib modules like Mime Mail. Besides these, it allows to have specific sender name and email address per newsletter.

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