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Help Index for Bulk Mailer

General


Bulk Mailer - General Settings

1. Check Connection Before Sending

Program will check Internet connection (DNS servers, SMTP Port)  before processing.

2. Send Images and flash with messages

If enabled, all images and flash will be embedded into the message. If Disabled all images and flash will load from internet on user computer.
This is default setting for new messages. You can change it separately for each message at "Advanced" tab of message editor dialog.

3. Default message encoding
This is default Encoding for new messages. You can change it separately for each message at "Advanced" tab of message editor dialog.

Sending Mode

Bulk Mailer - Sending Mode

Sending Mode:

  • Relay SMTP Servers
  • Mixed (Direct + SMTP)
  • Direct
  • Socks Proxy Servers (4/4a/5)

Relay SMTP Servers: This mode is used if there are some problems with direct sending. In this case you must specify at least SMTP server name. To Configure servers press button "Setup" to go on the tab page "SMTP Servers".

Mixed (Direct + Relay SMTP Servers): This sending mode uses a build-in SMTP server  and sends messages directly at first. If the delivery fails, Bulk Mailer uses the SMTP Servers you assigned to send the message again.

Direct:
This delivery mode uses a build-in SMTP server, Bulk Mailer connects directly  to the recipient's mail server and delivers message directly to the recipient's mailbox.

Socks Proxy Servers: Proxy server is a special program, which allows LAN users to work with Internet (only when one machine has the "real" IP address). Please contact your network administrator if you're not sure how you're connected, and how to set the appropriate options. To specify your proxy you must specify the host, the port, the username and the password. Press button ... to go on the tab page Proxy.
Some of ISP are blocking the SMTP port (25), meaning that you can not send message in direct mode. In this case you have to use the external Socks Proxy Server. Configure Socks Proxy Server on "SOCKS Proxy" Page. We draw your attention that you should use just SOCKS (4/4a/5) proxy server, not HTTP proxy server, which usually is used in Internet Explorer.

For testing current sending mode press "Test" button.
For automatic configuration please press button "Auto Configure". The program will try to select appropriate sending mode by itself.

Direct settings:

Max threads - The number of maximum parallel messages.

Timeout - Because the program relies on the Internet connection with the varying speeds, it is important to set the timeout parameter, which will give the ability to decide how long should the program wait for a response from the e-mail servers, till it drops the connection.

Max connections per domain (direct sending only) - Raising this value will speed up sending, but some SMTP servers discover several parallel connection from one computer (IP address) and may reject the transmission.

 SMTP Servers

Bulk Mailer - SMTP Servers

Add - Add New Relay SMTP Server

Edit - Edit SMTP Server Settings

Delete - Delete SMTP Server

Test - Test All SMTP Servers

Status Label: Show Status of SMTP Servers. Shows "Ok" if there is at least 1 working server.

Relay SMTP Server Configuration:

Bulk Mailer - Relay SMTP Server Configuration

If you send through Relay SMTP Server, you must specify at least SMTP server name. If it requests authentication, the username and the password must be specified too.

You can find SMTP Server for your ISP in the ISP SMTP Servers List.

Sending Mode:

  • 1 thread, limited with "M" messages per hour
  • Multi-thread

1 thread, limited with "N" messages per hour - Many SMTP servers have a limitation for the number of messages they will send from one user per hour. They will not accept anything over the limit or even block the user for a while.
If your SMTP server doesn't have any limitation and you're sure about it then specify a large number like 10000000.

Multi-Thread -  If your SMTP Server allows, you can use this mode.

How to configure Sending Modes

Here you'll be able to find out how to configure sending modes, namely the relay sending mode and proxy servers. Learn how to enter the correct SMTP server data taken from you Outlook Express account to configure Bulk Mailer's sending mode settings.

DNS

Bulk Mailer - DNS

The program automatically determines your DNS settings in your current configuration of Windows.

The DNS Servers can be specified only as an IP address.  Additional DNS-server is not necessary, though is helpful. Program will try to use the secondary DNS if for some reasons the primary DNS fails to return valid responds to your DNS query. You can add or edit the DNS-servers addresses using Add, Edit, Remove buttons. After a DNS-server is added you can test it pressing the Test button. The order of the DNS servers can be changed with the arrow buttons.

DNS from TCP/IP Settings

The program will try to automatically determine your DNS settings when the Connection Settings window is displayed. Please note: if you're a Dial-Up user, first it is necessary  to establish the Dial-Up connection to determine the DNS addresses. Otherwise, the program will find no DNS addresses in your current configuration of Windows.

Press "Test" button to test current DNS servers.

SOCKS Proxy

Bulk Mailer - Socks Proxy

Verifier supports SOCKS 4/4a/5 Proxy Servers (usually port 1080).

Verifier doesn't work through HTTP (port 3128 or 8080) or FTP proxies (port 3121).

Fill in the required fields:
Address: Proxy-server address. May be either domain or IP address.
Port
: Usually, it is 1080.

If the server requires authentication, fill in:
User name
: The name (login).
Password: The password

Press "Test" button to test current Socks Proxy Servers.

Databases

Databases Tab contains various tools which are intended to perform operations on databases. The maximum size of a database is 2 GB. We strongly recommend not to create databases which exceed 500 Mb in size. In order to improve the performance of the program make sure that database is less than 500 Mb.

New - create new database.

Compact - compacts the database to the minimum size possible. It is advisable to compact your databases at least twice a month. Before running Compact Database tool, please save your database to disk using Backup tool.

Restore - restores the database to the version when athe last backup occurred.

Fix - this function is used when you cannot open the database because of some errors.

Folder - performs quick access to your files.

Select - if you have several databases you can use this tool to select the database on which you want to perform operations.

Rules

  1. Relay SMTP Only

    If you are sending messages using Direct or Mixed sending mode, your messages may appear in the recipients' spam folder.

    Some mailing servers like yahoo.com, aol.com, hotmail.com, and gmail.com can put your messages to SPAM folder if you're sending your messages from residential network or if your IP is blacklisted.

    To avoid it, you should enable the Send only via SMTP Server for the followings domains option and specify the list of domains one per line.

    If you use Direct sending mode the program won't send messages to emails with specified domains.

    And in case of using Mixed sending mode, the program will choose configured SMTP Server for the emails with specified domains.

  2. Exclude Domains

    On this tab page you can specify a list of domains to which the program shouldn't send the messages at all.

    Click the checkbox next to Don't send to the following domains to enable the option.

    Note: The domain name is the last part of the email address after the @character.

  3. Exclude Names

    On this tab page you can specify a list of emails' names, to which the program shouldn't send the messages at all.

    Click the checkbox next to Don't send to the following names to enable the option.

    Note: The name of email is the first part of the email address starting before the @ character.