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I am trying to find a good code where I can send email through a Powershell Script.  

Here is the situation:  
We have 6,550 contacts we need to verify to make sure they are still valid or not.  We want to shot them an email but not kill our reputation online against the Spam filters.

What we need:
Is a powerhsell scrip that can read from a text document that has email addresses and grab 30 at a time every 10-15 seconds and send an email to them.  We need to be able to specify who its from (will always be the same account) and it will always have the same message in the body.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Question by:Sedgwick_County
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Roughly that should do that:
$Body = @"
The email body text,
in several lines.
Could also be a text or html file
"@

$cnt = 0
foreach ($to in get-content C:\EMailAddress.txt)
{
  Send-MailMessage -SmtpServer mail.here.com -From me@here.com -To $to -Subject 'TestMail' -Body $body
  if ((++$cnt % 30) -eq 0)
  {
    Write-Host 'Waiting for 15 seconds ...'
    Start-Sleep 15 
  }
}

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This can be expanded by adding the -BodyAsHtml to Send-MailMessage if your mail body consists of HTML code.
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Function Mailer ($emailTo)
{
   $message = @"
                                 
Some stuff that is meaningful  
 
Thank you,
IT Department
Cotendo Corporation
it@cotendo.com
"@        
 
$emailFrom = "noreply@<yourdomain>.com"
$subject="<Your Text Here>"
$smtpserver="<your mailhost>.<yourdomain>.com"
$smtp=new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer)
$smtp.Send($emailFrom, $emailTo, $subject, $message)
}
$i=0
$Addresses=get-content c:\contacts.txt
Foreach($address in $Addresses)
{

Mailer($address)
if($i%15 -eq 0)
{
  Start-sleep -m 10
}
  $i=$i+1
}
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by:Qlemo
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$i%15 will build blocks of 15 mails (instead of 30), and Start-sleep -m 10 only waits 10 millisec ...
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Oops, thought 15 in bunch
Thanks.
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by:Sedgwick_County
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That worked perfectly!  Thank you VERY much on your fast response.
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