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How to use the Queued Mailing functionality
Some companies have many email recipients and do not want to tie up their ASP resources sending thousands of emails.
The Microsoft SMTP Service (Service) supports the placement of all outgoing messages directly into a PickUp folder. This allows the Service to be used as an e-mail sender for other applications. Once a message is placed in the Pickup folder, the Service delivers the message. (By default this directory is located here: C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Pickup.)

The UseMSPickUpDir method takes advantage of this Service, which makes Queued Mailing possible. This method drops the mail into the Pickup folder and all handling of the mail is assumed by the Service - the asp page does not have to wait while the connection and communication occurs between SMTPmail and the mail server. This dramatically reduces the time it takes to process the SMTPmail ASP script.

Please note: The UseMSPickUpDir method requires that the Microsoft SMTP Service is configured and running correctly. Check the Microsoft SMTP Service documentation for instructions on configuring this service.

Attached is a simple sample that demonstrates Queued Mailing.

For more information regarding the UseMSPickUpDir method:
Created : 12/1/2002 12:00:00 AM (last modified : 10/2/2002 10:02:35 AM)
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