Emailing a web page to an Announce List

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#1

Hi - I’ve got a website and want to send a weekly email to people who subscribe. I’ve set up an announcements list, but the problem is that the email I want to send is generated automatically, weekly, and I don’t want to have to manually visit the panel and send it.

The body of the email is HTML, and is currently available from the main site as a webpage - so what I’d like to do is have a cron job that fetches the page (lynx -dump) and then sends it … it’s the sending it part I’m not sure how to do.

I could see this list reaching a couple thousand subscribers over time, so I’d rather not move off using the announce list system if I can… has anyone done this?

Thanks


#2

I’m not so sure if this can be done, unless someone else knows better.
Why not use a discussion group? You can automatically post to the list post address then,you could always delete any posts to the list from users.


Norm


#3

“DreamHost does not allow the discussion list system to be used for announcement or newsletter functions.”

I’d do it but it seems they’d prefer I not do it and use the discussion list system instead…