[Mailman-Developers] bulkmailing & admin interface

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@CNRI.Reston.VA.US (Barry A. Warsaw)
Sun, 5 Dec 1999 21:58:08 -0500 (EST)

>>>>> "RK" == Ricardo Kustner <ricardo@miss-janet.com> writes:

    RK> I don't know much about the way MM delivers mail,
    RK> but some big annoyances i've had with using MM are that when
    RK> approving several messages from the admin interface : (a) the
    RK> cgi process(es) takes *too* long to finnish (causing timeouts
    RK> sometimes) and (b) they cause a huge load on the system.
    RK> Would it be possible to be able to choose for a "relaxed" way
    RK> of delevering mail in certain situations? i'd rather have the
    RK> messages being delivered with a small delay then MM trying
    RK> hard to be as quick as possible with delivery...

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

Here's one, hopefully the one you're looking for! :)

All this stuff has changed in the current codebase, available via CVS.
The old bulkmailer stuff is gone and Mailman now has two ways to hand
a message off to your MTA: either by calling sendmail (or a sendmail
compatible program) via the command line, or talking asynchronously
(no-DSN) via SMTP.  All these means that the handoff of messages from
Mailman to your MTA happens very quickly.

Dragon has mentioned that he has a robust bulk-mailer which may get
ported to the new codebase and added back in.  The neat thing is that
with the current architecture, a site could choose any one of these
delivery modules, as appropriate for their system (or easily implement
their own).