Large Mailshot (not spam) causing problems with regard to everyday urgent business e-mails

  • From: "Richard Parsons" <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 12:18:15 -0700

Hi Everyone,

The problem:

I freelance Sys admin for quite a few small businesse's, Using Ms Small
Business Server 2000.  One of my clients needs to send out large e-mail
shots 50 to 100,000 e-mails (not spam but genuine offers to thier
The problem seems to be caused by duff e-mail addresse's within thier
mailing lists. mail goes out ok but as to be expected duff addresse's get
returned ,wherby the server tries to re-submitt these duff addresesse's.

This is causing the following problem: Urgent/everday e-mail is being
seriously delayed eg. sitting in the que behind the mail waiting to be

Re setting mail priorities and delivery timeouts does not seem to help and
short of deleting the mail que, I havent managed to resolve this problem.

Any advice or help would be much appreciated, I have had a good look at
the archives but have not found anything that seems to address this

In anticipation.

Best regards.

Rick Parsons


As a footnote:  When the que is finally completed mail delivery reverts
back to normal and all is well.
Info: all mail is sent using DNS/SMTP directly, dns is working fine.

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