Sending bulk emails from Powershell script

Abdullah Tahir khan 61 Reputation points
2021-02-27T11:51:50.077+00:00

Hi there,

I need to know does Office365 allow to send bulk email from Powershell. I have tried Powershell script but no avail.
I have got below errors in Powershell after running the script;

Sending Notification to (emailaddress@keyman .com)
Exception calling "Send" with "1" argument(s): "Error in processing. The server response was: 5.7.3 STARTTLS is
required to send mail [PM4QW0902CA0020.usprd09.prod.outlook.com]"

Any help please.

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  1. Andy David - MVP 145.1K Reputation points MVP
    2021-02-27T12:49:38.82+00:00

    You have to send using TLS 1.2:
    https://office365itpros.com/2021/01/14/powershell-scripts-fail-exchange-online-tls12/

    BUT - Sending Bulk Mail mail though Office 365 is not allowed:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/servicedescriptions/exchange-online-service-description/exchange-online-limits

    Recipient rate limit: To discourage the delivery of unsolicited bulk messages, Exchange Online has recipient limits that prevent users and applications from sending large volumes of email. These limits are applied per-user to all outbound and internal messages.

    Note

    Exchange Online customers who need to send legitimate bulk commercial email (for example, customer newsletters) should use third-party providers that specialize in these services.

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  1. KyleXu-MSFT 26,241 Reputation points
    2021-03-01T08:07:59.22+00:00

    @Abdullah Tahir khan

    Here is also a related thread which said using command below to force Send-MailMessage to use TLS 1.2 :

    [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12  
    

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