[Mailman-Users] bulk mailing gone in 2.0?

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk
Tue May 30 10:58:26 CEST 2000

Todd.Miller at courtesan.com said:
> The NEWS file in 2.0beta states that "Mailman no longer contains a
> bundled bulk-mailer" yet there is still the "Number of outgoing
> connections to open at once" option available.  Does mailman still
> support splitting message submission up into multiple batches? 

First cut or so of the 2.0betas had a very simple straight injection 
interface to the MTA (choice of SMTP or sendmail CLI).  As things have 
moved on this approach has caused problems (ie max number of recipients 
per MTA injection, need to queue messages under some circumstances, 
prevention of a deadly embrace with the MTA etc), and most of the old 
bulk mailer functionality is moving back in...

There was quite a long discussion on this on the developers list last 
week - see the "Huge lists" thread.

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