Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 23:17:30 -0700
Reply-To: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
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From: David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: paused processing (daastep or macro)
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toby989@HOTPOP.COM wrote back:
>sending out emails using a datastep, and the admin guy told me that if
>Irapidly send out emails, I get identified as spammer and blocked from
>the server. :-) Strange reason, but I wanted to know.
Actually, I would say that's a better reason than anything I thought of.
Lots of SMTP servers and email systems these days have built-in protection
against just this sort of practice. A user mis-using the system, or (more
likely) a black hat hijacking the system for his own nefarious purposes or
a virus or worm trying to infect everything in sight. It's happened
enough times for sysadmins to have to clamp down on it.
How many emails do you want to send out? And how far apart do they
have to be to make your system and your sysadmin happy? The SLEEP
function or the CALL SLEEP routine could be just what you need to
'stall' in between emails.
David L. Cassell
3115 NW Norwood Pl.
Corvallis OR 97330
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