[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 <email@example.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