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Throttled Messages

This report shows the number of messages that have been throttled for domains, for whatever time period you specify. There is also a handy chart that displays the trend line for the time period.

An administrator can change the dates of the report as well as the "Step", which means whether you want to see the report by hour (when viewing a domain's detail), day, week, month or quarter. (Based on the start and end dates -- so a quarterly report would need a full 3 months selected.) Admins can change the chart type by clicking the chart icon next to the date, or even export the report as needed. Each column in the report is sortable, either ascending or descending, and the sort can change simply by clicking the column header.

System Admins can also switch the report from a "Trend" report, which shows the data for the server as a whole, or display information by Domain. This is called the report's "Mode". Changing the mode to display information by domain also allows a system admin to dig into that specific domain, by clicking on its name, to view the report just as a domain admin would view the report. This means the system admin can delve into individual user data simply by changing the Mode, again, to view the report by User.

Administrators may use this report to identify issues with high usage domains, and then individual users. For example, if a user is sending a high number of messages, and is, therefore, hitting a throttling threshold, that is an unnecessary use of system resources that can be easily corrected.

The following report items are available:

  • Day - The day of the week covered by the report.
  • Throttled - The total number of messages throttled by the server.
  • Delayed - The total number of messages that were delayed -- or not sent out immediately -- due to a throttling violation.

It's also possible to export this data in CSV format for use in other applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Apple Numbers, etc. To do this, simply click the page icon in the upper right hand corner of the reports page. Once clicked, you'll be able to save the data and name the file to whatever you want.