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we have to mass email around 3000 to 10000 emails to clients with
attachments. can i use system.net.mail to accomplish this task from the
server? all my info is in a csv format along with paths to all the
attachments which will be transfered to the server and saved to a temp
location. am i on the rigth path or should i look into something else?
thanks in advance
Oct 31 '06 #1
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can i use system.net.mail to accomplish this task from the server?

As far as I know, yes.

Here's a site that may help:

http://www.systemnetmail.com/

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
RedMoosh wrote:
we have to mass email around 3000 to 10000 emails to clients with
attachments. can i use system.net.mail to accomplish this task from the
server? all my info is in a csv format along with paths to all the
attachments which will be transfered to the server and saved to a temp
location. am i on the rigth path or should i look into something else?
thanks in advance
Oct 31 '06 #2

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=?Utf-8?B?UmVkTW9vc2g=?= <Re******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in
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we have to mass email around 3000 to 10000 emails to clients with
attachments. can i use system.net.mail to accomplish this task from the
server? all my info is in a csv format along with paths to all the
attachments which will be transfered to the server and saved to a temp
location. am i on the rigth path or should i look into something else?
thanks in advance

Yes System.Net.Mail should work.

Just make sure you multi-thread the connections to pump out as many
messages as possible

Also take a look at software designed for bulk e-mail messaging. We use the
following server (works well with .NET):

http://www.quiksoftcorp.com/smtpexpress/

SMTP Express is able to blast messages out REALLY fast.

Lastly, you might want to use a secondary mail server (different IP/subnet)
in case you get blacklisted for spamming (it's a hassle to get off RBLs).
Or consider signing up for a bulk e-mail provider. Depending on the volume
and frequency of your e-mail campaigns, their servers may have a better
chance of reaching your customers + you'll have less chance of getting your
own servers blacklisted :-)

Nov 1 '06 #3

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thanks for your respond. i think we are going to develop it in-house. do
you have any suggestions for bulk faxing? someone told me that windows fax
api is available that we can use. i don't seem to find much reference to it.

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=?Utf-8?B?UmVkTW9vc2g=?= <Re******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in
news:67**********************************@microsof t.com:
we have to mass email around 3000 to 10000 emails to clients with
attachments. can i use system.net.mail to accomplish this task from the
server? all my info is in a csv format along with paths to all the
attachments which will be transfered to the server and saved to a temp
location. am i on the rigth path or should i look into something else?
thanks in advance


Yes System.Net.Mail should work.

Just make sure you multi-thread the connections to pump out as many
messages as possible

Also take a look at software designed for bulk e-mail messaging. We use the
following server (works well with .NET):

http://www.quiksoftcorp.com/smtpexpress/

SMTP Express is able to blast messages out REALLY fast.

Lastly, you might want to use a secondary mail server (different IP/subnet)
in case you get blacklisted for spamming (it's a hassle to get off RBLs).
Or consider signing up for a bulk e-mail provider. Depending on the volume
and frequency of your e-mail campaigns, their servers may have a better
chance of reaching your customers + you'll have less chance of getting your
own servers blacklisted :-)

Nov 1 '06 #4

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=?Utf-8?B?UmVkTW9vc2g=?= <Re******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in
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thanks for your respond. i think we are going to develop it in-house.
do you have any suggestions for bulk faxing? someone told me that
windows fax api is available that we can use. i don't seem to find
much reference to it.
The company I work at took a look at the Windows Fax Service for fax
blasting. I found a couple articles on Google - it didn't seem too hard to
fax via the Windows API. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the articles at
the moment...

However, the major limitation with fax blasting is the # of lines you have.
Depending on your fax throughput ... I would definately look at a service
provider. Faxes ties up phones lines for a long time (average 1 page fax is
~20 - 30s?). A large fax server will require costly hardware. Not to
mention, if you're faxing with standard phone lines your phone bill will be
through the roof!

Fax services are nice to use - typically you transmit a
bmp/tiff/xml/doc/text/etc via a webservice, the fax service then sends out
the message on your behalf.

Nov 1 '06 #5

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