There are two or more parties involved
when transmitting an email message. The senders client computer and
server and the recipients email server and client computer, in that
order. Both servers electronically handshake and process the email
message for validity. This processing time can be different, depending
on the server and its environment.
Shared Server Email Service
shared email servers use SmarterMail from www.smartertools.com to
process email messages within a server farm environment. They are
currently optimized and constantly re-evaluated for speed and
performance considering the total amount and size of domains added.
Over one million messages get processed per day through the email
server farm. The average time for a message to get processed from this
farm is under five minutes. However, during peak hours where usage is
heavier, this time may be slightly increased. This time average does
not include delays created when a message is sent or received from an
outside email server like AOL or YAHOO.
Dedicated Server Email Service
improve the average processing speed per message or for bulk email in
excess of 2500 messages, a dedicated server is the solution. A
dedicated solution means just that, an email server that only supports
your domain/s. Therefore, peak times where usage is heavier do not
apply. This time average also does not include delays created when a
message is sent or received from an outside email server like AOL or