email notifications performance
My bbpress site, running old 1.0.3, has a email notification plug-in that was cobbled together from the following two plug-ins:
* http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/post-notification/ by Thomas Klaiber
* http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/moderator-new-post-notification/ by finalwebsites
It looks like those may be so old that they aren’t even available anymore.
Anyways, we have a significant performance problem that is causing ‘bb_new_post’ to timeout. During ‘bb_new_post’, a SMTP call is made using class.mailer-smtp.php for EACH user subscribed to be notified, sequentially.
Since we have thousands of users (hundreds with subscriptions), this synchronous approach causes the new post to timeout and apache returns a 500, it just takes too long.
Someone else has to have already solved the performance problem of sending 100′s of emails for each new post, without it timing out. Any advice? Pointer to a plug-in that already does this? thanks!
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