Some of our articles have 1200+ accounts watching. We've found that 50-100
notifications are sent before the update is lost and the rest of the
The problem is max_execution_time in PHP.ini. Unless we tweak this value, we're
limited to the number of notifications that can be sent in 30 seconds. For 1200
notifications, we're guessing we'd have to tweak it to 20 minutes. Most editors
will assume there's a been a failure if it takes 20 minutes to make an update.
The best solution would seem to be less e-mail. Would it be possible to have
multiple addresses on the same message? Maybe use the BCC field to hide them?
Does SMTP have limits on adresses or field size?
Or...would it possible to have the update made BEFORE the notifications are
sent? I don't know if that would change the editors' experience in terms of
wait time, but updates wouldn't be lost.
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