On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 14:35:10 +0300 Burcu İnci email@example.com wrote:
i have a list about 36000 member in same domain.when i want to post an email and approve it there is not any problem in mailman server and gateways. but when it start to delivered to my sendmail server,my server load incresase so much and it stop to work properly. what can i do for this problem,i think about to slow down mailman's post, will it work?
What is exactly your problem? I.e. what causes the load? Is it CPU load, I/O load or something different? I'm running a few larger mailman lists myself (though not with 36'000 subscribers) and never had any problems. My machine is mostly idle.
So the question would be: What kind of machine do you have for sendmail? (CPU, RAM, Disks)
Why do you use sendmail? In my experience, postfix performs better in high load situations than sendmail and its easier to tweak so that certain traffic patterns do not cause any problems.