[Mailman-Users] "Maximum messages per hour" not working?

John W Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Thu Sep 20 16:49:09 CEST 2001

At 15:54 +0200 9/20/2001, Matthias Leisi wrote:
>'m confused about the "Maximum number of messages your list gets in an
>hour"-Setting under the "Bounce options" (max_posts_between_bounces). Is
>this setting meant to limit the number of messages to a list within an hour,
>or does it have a different meaning?
>The name of the variable and the descriptive text seem to be somewhat

It has to do with bounce processing.  Two bounces a week apart from one
address aren't very significant on a list like this one (with several
messages per hour).  They are highly significant on a list with one message
a week.  It's a hint to the bounce processing (and could probably be named
and described better:  I have the feeling that the bounce processing has
advanced since the setting was created, named, and described).

It doesn't control the rate of message flow.

John Baxter   jwblist at olympus.net      Port Ludlow, WA, USA

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