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Here is the use case for this requirement -
One client has purchased Barracuda Cloud Antispam for relaying their mails. This Barracuda Cloud Antispam as a fixed limit of accepting maximum 15 messages or 15 recipients in one SMTP session. This limit can't be increased by them and they can't add any exception to it. So now when Domino server is sending mail to Barracuda and if the mail contains 105 recipients then Barracuda rejects the remaining recipients after 15 recipients in each attempt. When the mail is rejected by Barracuda, then Domino retries that mail after 15 minutes and then sends mail to next 15 recipients. Next retry happens at 30 minutes and next 15 recipients get the mail. Similarly it takes 7 attempts to send this mail fully. What Barracuda expects is, we should send only 15 messages per SMTP session and then quit that session and then start a new session. Since the mail is rejected with an error "SMTP Error 421: Too many messages in one session" so Domino is retrying at scheduled retry interval and Domino is currently working as designed. Even if we reduce the retry interval but there would be still delay of several minutes in sending mail to last recipient as the mail will be still rejected by Barracuda. So this feature request is for providing a setting a limit the number of recipients to XX value per SMTP outbound session. This setting can be provided just below the setting "Relay host for messages leaving the local internet domain" so that clients can decide how many recipients they want to limit per SMTP session.
In case an SMTP session is interrupted, Domino will retry and so the delay should be a few seconds (if any).
What is the expected business benefit of limiting the # of mails that can be sent in a single SMTP session? especially for outbound traffic that does'nt sound right.
Neither this will reduce network traffic, nor it will provide any other obvious benefit. Actually it will even increase the network traffic because connecting clients (Domino connecting to your SMTP relay in this case) would have to re-authenticate every x mails which causes more network traffic.
Can you please explain what the business benefit of this idea would be?