SMTP queuing / chunking
Posted on 2014-04-23
Client uses Windows Server SMTP to send automated messages to company managers about network status etc. Goes through ISP's SMTP (Optimum Online/Cablevision).
Last week a major glitch caused the SMTP server to send 5,000-7,000 emails all at once, triggering the ISP to stop outgoing service (limit is 500 emails out per hour). Took 24 hours to get outgoing service restored.
Any way to configure Windows Server SMTP to queue (batch, chunk, whatever you call it) to a certain number of messages per hour to avoid this issue in the future? The idea to limit outgoing email to, say, 400 emails per hour and send the next batch of 400 as soon as the hour passes. Or something like that.
Such an incident is not supposed to occur but if it does then it's a major inconvenience.