[Mailman-Developers] AOL's requirements for spam
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Fri Jan 30 16:00:16 EST 2004
At 10:49 AM -0800 2004/01/30, Somuchfun wrote:
> Like I said, I have tried other softwares on the market and used their
> personalization feature. I even tried the same list on the same machine.
> Mailman needed with personalization about 8.5 hrs. to send out one message
> to all 50,000 people and Lyris Listmanager needed about 4.5 hours.
Of course, this doesn't address the issue of MTA performance
tuning. I've seen situations where proper tuning resulted in a
factor of ten (or more) improvement in the delivery times. See
for two papers discussing this issue.
See also my slides at
<http://www.shub-internet.org/brad/papers/dihses/>, and the book
_Sendmail Performance Tuning_ by Nick Christensen (at
If you haven't done your job in tuning the performance of the
MTA, you really don't have much reason to complain about the
performance of a mailing list manager with a lot of recipients.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.
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