How to set Email Throttling from SmarterMail?

Email throttling allows system administrators to limit the number of emails transmitted from their mail server within a specific time period (generally 1 Hour). This limit may be in terms of:

  • The number of emails sent from a particular domain.
  • Usage of bandwidth over specific limit.
  • The number of bounced messages received for any particular domain.

When the user reaches at this limit, his/her emails will be treated according to the Throttling Action specified by the administrator.

Note: This feature is limited for SmarterMail Enterprise Edition only.

Using following steps you can set email throttling from SmarterMail.

  1. Login to SmarterMail via admin user.

    SmarterMail Login Page

  2. Click the Domains icon from left pane as shown in following image.

    Click on Domains Option in SmarterMail

  3. Select a domain for which you want to set email throttling and click on Edit.

    Select a Domain for which You Want to Set Email Throttling

  4. The domain settings will be loaded.

  5. Click on Throttling tab.

    Moving to Throttling tab in SmarterMail

  6. In the Outgoing Messages per Hour field, type the number of messages that can be sent from the domain within an hour.

  7. In the Message Throttling Action field, select the appropriate action that SmarterMail should take when the outgoing message limit is exceeded.

    Specify Throttling Limits and Other Settings

    Note: Setting the message throttling action to None will disable throttling.

  8. Click on Save to apply changes.

  9. You can also view these settings on the domains page as shown in following image:

    View the Settings Done for Throttling



Note: It is recommended to use email cleansing service before starting an email campaign.


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