I created a simple batch email newsletter app. I'm using swift mailer for the actually sending of the message.
I tried a first mass test to about 500 recipients. I got an this error "Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /home/sitename/admin/newsletter_app/swift/lib/classes/Swift/Encoder/QpEncoder.php on line 187"
I know this is something with the php.ini file. So I made a custom php.ini from the instructions on DH's wiki. I upped the execution time to 3 mins.
After that... i tried to run it again and now I'm getting 500 Internal Server Error. Did I do something that might be crashing it?
I tried a smaller batch of 100 and it works fine. So am I just trying too many recipients? Any suggestions how I might get around this?