JungleMail | Waterfall mode (exclusive to Enterprise)
Waterfall mode is the overdrive for your newsletter campaigns. With preprocessing of analytical data, multithreading and the use of an SQL server to store email history and tracking information, Waterfall Mode gives you the best we can offer. It sends faster, boasts decreased loading times and offers you a complete and improved user experience for JungleMail for SharePoint .
Waterfall mode is recommended for big senders who have a lot of recipients in their contact lists. Using Waterfall mode will speed up the campaigns sending process and enhance all over efficiency of your email communications.
In this tutorial you will learn how Waterfall Mode works and how you can use it to get the most out of JungleMail.
Note: Waterfall mode is only available in JungleMail Enterprise Edition.
How it works
Multithreading in JungleMail means that multiple threads are being used to send multiple emails in a campaign at the same time. In other words, multithreading gives a boost to your campaign sending speed. Sending a campaign of 6000 emails would now only take half or even a quarter of the time it took before.
How to enable multithreading
To enable Multithreading, open your SharePoint Site Settings. In Central Administration Settings click EnovaPoint JungleMail Settings. Now scroll down. At the bottom of the page you will find the Multithreaded Email Sending section.
In this section you will have to select the number of threads that can be used at the same time. To calculate the number of threads we reccomend multiplying the number of CPU cores of your server by two. This means that if your machine has a quad core processor your should limit the number of threads to 8. If you go over this number it can decrease sending speed.
How it works
JungleMail Standard and Pro editions use SharePoint lists to store link records and tracking information for every single email sent. This means that, when JungleMail is used frequently, a lot of records will be created in these SharePoint lists. To illustrate: if your campaign was sent to 1000 recipients and contained 5 links, a whooping total of 6000 records will be generated even before any user actions occur. (1000 to track email opens and 5000 to track link clicks). This large amount of records can impact JungleMail's and SharePoint's performances overall.
That is why JungleMail Enterprise edition was designed to work around this. To do this, and improve its performance, Enterprise stores tracking and history records into an SQL database.
How to enable SQL storage
To enable Database storage, open your SharePoint Site Settings. In Central Administration Settings click EnovaPoint JungleMail Settings. Now scroll down. At the bottom of the page you will find the SQL Database Storage section. Here can enable or disable data storage in a SQL database.
You will now also have to configure your SQL database. We recommend you to read our detailed tutorial for setting up SQL Storage here.