Ok, I will explain as clearly as I can. I am running a windows 2000 server with the following specs:
PROCESSOR: PENTIUMR-4 1.8GHz 512K CACHE
MEMORY: 512MB PC2100 DDR ECC REGISTERED
HARD DRIVE: IBM 80.0 GB EIDE HD 7200RPM
CASE: SuperMicro 2 U Rackmount
CD-ROM Drive: 52X max.
OPERATING SYSTEM: WINDOWS 2000 SERVER
I run mail lists for clients, sometimes 5000 per day, sometimes 100,000 per day. When I first fired up this box it seemed to be running just fine for about 8 days, doing about 250 mails per minute, which I can live with. On day number 9 it has slowed down to a crawl, maybe 20 per minute. Would this have something to do with the mail que? I am not sure where to look. Also, when I mouse over on the quick start icon on the bottom menu bar, it says millions of packets "sent received". I am really a perl programmer, I am not sure where to look on why this is happening. I rebooted server, same thing happens. I have Microsoft Exchange running with a mail program called Dynamic Mail Communicator (DMC) which allows me to personalize my clients list. The specs on the DMC state:
Bandwidth Data Rate (bits per second) Emails / hour *
56K Modem 56 Kbps 3000
ISDN 128 Kbps 6500
Cable Modem/ADSL 512 Kbps to 2 Mbps - typically 20,000-100,000
T1 1.54 Mbps 50,000
T3 45 Mbps 1,500,000
So DMC can deliver, so it must be something with SMTP or server since it ran fine for a week and then now slowwwwwww. Also, this is for client lists that is provided to me, I provide personalized newsletters and such for clients. As I said, it ran great for 8 days or so, now it dogs it for some reason, I just do not know where to look or begin to look.
Thanks in Advance....