Question pertains to this. We have a new .NET application being developed, will run on (2) front end IIS 6 servers load balanced via Cisco Content Switch. Ok, the backend DB is Oracle, ver. 10.2. The question pertains to this. Part of this appliaction is that when the end user completes a process it will generate a confirmation email to the supplied email address. Now, from an architectural perspective and security where is the best location for this? On the front end servers as a service (COM+, ActiveX, etc) or on the backend Oracle servers as a stored procedure? This is going to be an automated task running once an hour. Thanks in advance!!