Does SimpleMail work with RDS?
Created 2000-11-23 by Rainer
We are interested in using SimpleMail together with Microsoft Remote
Data Services (RDS). I wonder if that is possible.
Answer from Adiscon: Adiscon SimpleMail versions 2.5 and
above support remote data servcies (RDS) natively. With RDS, the COM control is
instanciated over a HTTP link. All communication between the client and the
server is via HTTP (and IIS). The component itself, however, is executed at the
server under MTS control. By its very nature, RDS is stateless. This is because
the HTTP protocol does not permit any sessions. As such, properties can not be
used with RDS.
Adiscon SimpleMail includes a special method - OneStopSend() - that allows
to send email with a single call. As such, it is stateless and can be used
together with RDS. Please note that there is a performance penalty with
stateless execution. SimpleMail usually tries to cache some information between
method calls in order to save some performance. The stateless functions do have
no state (as their name implies) and as such can not do these optimizations.
Adiscon SimpleMail nevertheless is a high performing component even in this
To the best of our knowledge, no other SMTP mail control supports RDS.