Limit IIS SMTP send to prevent duplicate emails

Posted on 2010-01-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
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Customer uses a .NET web application that relays outbound email through IIS's SMTP server.  Unfortunately, the .NET web application has a bug where in it repeats the emails over and over until someone stops it.  Vendor has indicated a fix is coming...but time frame is too long to leave problem in production.  

Question - is there any way I can configure IIS SMTP to prevent duplicate emails being sent to the same recipient?  This would be a workaround until vendor can fix bug.  

I am also open to any other suggestions.  Thanks!

Question by:Thorin
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    Sadly there is nothing in the IIS SMTP service that will help you here.

    The IIS SMTP service is a fairly dumb service and will just send out what is given and obviously it is being told to send out more mails
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    Author Comment

    Thanks for the answer...I guess I already knew that, but was hoping for a miracle.

    Have you got any suggestions for alternative SMTP senders that might have this ability?
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    Expert Comment

    tbh I cannot think of anything that can do that. Sorry. No miracles. :(

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