troubleshooting Question

How many emails can we send?

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We are a paperless (email only) billing company with many (120,000+) email recipients.  We are trying to get a handle on our capacity to send emails and were hoping to get some insight from this board.  

We have normal internal user traffic for most of the month, but on the 1st of every month we send out a huge amount of emails from one "from" address.  We would like to know how we can determine what the theoretical "best practice" maximum number of emails we can send through our single Exchange Server 2007 device.  We have a Dell PowerEdge 2970 with 2-Quad core 2.2 GHz procs with 6GB of RAM.  

All of the sizing examples I have found tell you the size of server you should purchase depending on your load.  But this is the reverse of that and we are also not sure if the "bulk" email nature of this process is taken into account.  

If you could tell me how to figure this our or at least point me in the right direction, I would be much obliged.

Thanks for your help.

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