Can I throttle Exchange 2010 bandwidth?

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-09-07
Hello. My customer send out about 3000 emails in a newsletter that includes a 4MB attachment. I don't want to cancel the emails because it would be a pain finding out who it went to and who it didn't. My problem is that while exchange server is running, my entire 60Mb Comcast internet connection becomes unusable. Because it keeps timing out, the emails are going out very slowly. I'm sure this indicates a network problem of some kind, but for now I would like to throttle the sending emails if possible. I saw how to set limits on how many emails at a time etc, but not bandwidth specific. Is there a way to do this? If not, any ideas about why my internet connection becomes unusable? I setup a consistent ping to google and response times are over 500ms and frequently time out. I do a tracert and I get fast responses all the way to the modem. It slows down after the modem. I've fought comcast on this issue when it happened once before and they insist it has nothing to do with them. I've replaced my firewall and the comcast modem.

Any ideas are appreciated.
Question by:PentadSupport
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    by:Nagendra Pratap Singh

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    So basically the answer is no. You cannot throttle bandwidth, but you can throttle other things. I may have been able to fix the issue by limiting connections, but I ended up deleting the email blast this morning to get things going more quickly. They are going to use a service for sending email blasts.

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    Thx for the comment npsingh123, but the messages had already been sent to the server, I don't think that client throttling would have helped, but it did point out that message throttling was an option.

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