[Mailman-Developers] bulkmailing & admin interface

Ricardo Kustner ricardo@miss-janet.com
Sat, 4 Dec 1999 23:54:39 +0100


the MM feature list says:
"Direct SMTP delivery of messages, including integrated fast bulk mailing."
i guess this is build into mailman to speed up mail delivery...
but when mail is send out during approving (many) held back messages through
the web admin interface, i wonder if it's still effective to use this
bulk mailing technique? when all messages need improval before being
send out, it's no use to have mailman try his best to deliver the mail
as quickly as possible anyway...
I don't know much about the way MM delivers mail, but some big annoyances i've
had with using MM are that when approving several messages from the admin 
interface : (a) the cgi process(es) takes *too* long to finnish (causing
timeouts sometimes) and (b) they cause a huge load on the system.
Would it be possible to be able to choose for a "relaxed" way of delevering mail
in certain situations? i'd rather have the messages being delivered with
a small delay then MM trying hard to be as quick as possible with delivery...

hoping for at least one reaction to this email, :)