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Catastrophic Error when adding email body

Hi folks,

Here's the issue.  We've been using the SMTPsvg.Mailer object to send out emails for quite some time now.  But, it seems that when we execute this now, we get a "catastropic failure" error code when we reach the objNewMail.Subject line...

The problem disappears when the server gets restarted, but it crops up again after intermediate use (ie. 15-20 emails).  My first thought is that there might be a memory leak or something in the object code itself.  Has anybody come across this error before that could help?

Below is the code.  Thanks in advance....


Function sendHTMLEmail(fromName, fromAddress, toName, toAddress, subject, bodyText)
      Set objNewMail = Server.CreateObject("SMTPsvg.Mailer")
      objNewMail.RemoteHost = 'server ip address goes here
      objNewMail.AddRecipient toName, toAddress
      objNewMail.FromName = fromName
      objNewMail.FromAddress = fromAddress
      objNewMail.Subject = subject
      objNewMail.ContentType = "text/html"
      objNewMail.BodyText = bodyText
      objNewMail.SMTPLog = "e:\websites\common_programming\email.log"
      sendHTMLEmail = objNewMail.SendMail

      Set objNewMail = Nothing
End Function
2 Solutions
Yep had exactly the same thing.
The problem was caused by somebody mass mailing from the same box.
My ISP actually dealt with the problem so I am short on facts although I beleive that the email had large attachments with them.
I assume that you are doing huge string concatenations to build your Message body. ASP performance is hit badly when large string concatenations are performed. The CPU usage normally ends up at 100%.

"When performing multiple string concatenations, VBScript duplicates the original string and appends the new string at the end of it. Then it replaces the original string with the new one. This can be an incredibly costly maneuver if you are building a very large string."

You could refer either of the two pages and use the code to improve the string concatenation performance issue.


Hope this helps..
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