[Mailman-Users] biggest practical mailman list?

Scott scott at chronis.pobox.com
Thu Nov 12 01:49:38 CET 1998

The largest list I know of to date is about a 3k discussion list.
I've got a couple  of 2k lists, and am about to add 24k list, but I
think anticipate problems with the membership management section with
this list.

The membership management section is a bit sluggish, but still
functional for my 2-3k sized lists.  Redoing this to handle larger
lists is high on my priorities, needless to say :)


On Wed, Nov 11, 1998 at 04:18:20PM -0800, John Harkin wrote:
| I'm using Mailman now for a small mailing list, less than 1000 addresses so
| far.  A friend of mine needs to move a large list, over 32K addresses, to
| something new.  I've been talking up Mailman, but began to wonder if there
| are scale issues with Mailman.  Has anyone run a list that big?  Does the
| database bog down loading a huge flat file for every request?  Are there
| integer size limitations?  My friend's current mailing list's editor broke
| with more than 2^15 addresses!
| John
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