[Mailman-Developers] Huge lists

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui@plaidworks.com
Tue, 23 May 2000 10:45:48 -0700

At 11:38 AM -0600 5/23/2000, Sean Reifschneider wrote:

>  >email lists of varying sizes.  I'd like to create lists of 1k, 10k,
>>100k, 250k, 500k, and 1M recipients.  Do you think between us we can
>>gather 1M fake recipients for a test list?
>I could probably donate 5% to 10% of that amount across a few upstream

If you're going to do this, you should generate a list that includes 
a range of addresses, including hard and soft bounces and successful 
deliveries. Which would imply addresses  that are pre-set up to go to 
domains that voluntarily eat and/or bounce them.

you can also use any number of the spam holes out there (pretty much 
any domain one letter off from hotmail.com, for instance hotmal.com) 
that are preying on user typos to suck folks into web sites -- almost 
all of those reject mail or have disconnected SMTP completely, and 
since they're slime, I have no problem using them to test mail 
bouncing addresses.. (grin)

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui@plaidworks.com)
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