[Mailman-Users] AOL & SMTP_MAX_RCPTS

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at dev.InTechnology.co.uk
Tue Feb 12 10:19:41 CET 2002

On Tue, 2002-02-12 at 00:01, Rene Churchill wrote:
> I'm getting what I think is an odd response from AOL. 
> My client is sending a large (too bloody large) HTML email
> newsletter out.  It runs 40-50k each week.  If I attempt to set
> SMTP_MAX_RCPTS to anything higher than one, AOL appears to discard
> the newsletter.   The performance stinks with SMTP_MAX_RCPTS set
> that low.  Has anybody else run into this problem?

Try talking to the AOL folks and see if they have a spamtrap whitelist
they can add you to.

Alternatively, I'd tackle this by modding the MTA configuration - in
exim use the max_rcpts option on the smtp transport and set it down to
one for AOL (not sure if its an expandable option, if not you need to
peel AOL off in a different router and pass them to their own special
smtp transport).

It still sucks your bandwidth but the list split is done elsewhere.

[ Nigel Metheringham           Nigel.Metheringham at InTechnology.co.uk ]
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