I need an email application.
First things first. This is not an app for spamming or doing anything illegal.
At any given time I will have 1,000 to 5,000 email addresses. These addresses will be in a text based file with each address on a separate line.
I need to send a unique email to each of these addresses.
The email content will be auto-generated by me and placed in a folder according to a business line. Example folders could be sales, operations, staff or executives. Which means these folders will reside in a parent folder like Mail-to-be-processed. This is important because I want the different topics to remain independent from each other. As each file is processed the extension should be changed from TXT to 001 and up to distinguish between what has been processed and what has not been processed.
The email content will be in Ansi-Text format and there could be html embedded within the text. Example could look like this;
<a href="[url removed, login to view]>Western Division Employees</a>. This means the email should be sent as an HTML document. No pictures or attachments will be sent with this system. The Subject line of the email should be extracted from the first line of the content file.
As a tracking mechanism, we will need it to have the ability to add a BCC email address and CC address. By default they will not be there so having that available for future use would be great.
The system should process slowly and be able to be increased or decreased in processing. Be default sending emails should be 3-4/minute or less. This is a growing system, meaning emails could increase or decrease.
No need to worry about rejects since all email addresses have already been validated.
This system should run on a Windows system running either W2K, XP or Vista. There is no need to run this as a service as we will need the app to be on the screen for monitoring by an administrative asst.
Let me know if there are any questions.