[Mailman-Users] question

Matthias Jaenichen mj at percomp.de
Sun Feb 3 10:22:40 CET 2002

At 09:08 02.02.02 -0800, women wrote:
>Hello I was wondering how many subscribers can this program handle? Do you 
>know anyone with a big list. I have 61,000 and was wondering if it can 
>handle it without timing out and how long would it take to send it out? James

I'd say: As Mailman works in batch-mode and uses the underlaying 
Mail-Program (qmail?) to send out the mails the question would rather be 
"HOW to HANDLE that amount of users"!!

What Q-Mail does if it gets a batch (or several batches) of 61.000 Mails at 
a time just depends on your infrastructure.

For handling that amout of users you could perhaps use MailMans 
Umbrella-List-Feature and split the Users on different sublist. Perhaps 
handling these sublist on different systems could also help to adress the 
above problem.

Matthias Jänichen

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