ASP.net async emails
Posted on 2012-04-04
Can anyone tell me what the performance implications are of sending emails asynchronously in asp.net when there are hundreds getting sent at one time. Is a new thread created for each async email request?
Basically I want to fire and forget emails from my site without waiting on the process to complete, this isn't for bulk email but for individual emails to users when required.
I'm expecting reasonable traffic and I'm just worried that thousands of threads are going to be created and my web server will crawl to a stop - or am I worrying about nothing?