[Mailman-Users] How does Mailman mail, man?

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Sun Apr 21 02:38:46 CEST 2002

On Sat, 20 Apr 2002 23:29:41 +0000 
Jonathan Vanasco <jvanasco at hotmail.com> wrote:

> it seems to me that Mailman just calls sendmail per To: email address

It makes a standard SMTP connection to your MTA on localhost (by
default, you can point it elsewhere), delivering messages with bundles
of RCPT To's of SMTP_MAX_RCPTS size (see mm_cfg.py for value).

> i'm trying to guage the performance of this on my smtp server -- i'm
> weary of postfix getting inundated w/sendmails from Mailman or disk
> space issues from all these mail files

I do hope you don't have DELIVERY_MODULE set to Sendmail.  It should be
SMTPDirect for decent performance.

J C Lawrence                
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