[Mailman-Users] logfile questions

Jeremy Portzer jeremyp at pobox.com
Tue Nov 19 21:06:11 CET 2002

On Tue, 2002-11-19 at 15:26, Tim Crouch wrote:
> All -
>     I have the following entry in my maillog:
> Nov 19 12:11:20 ourmailhost sendmail[2032]: gAJJAISD002009: to=someuser at someplace.edu>,<someeuser2 at somplace.edu,<someuser3 at someplace.edu>, delay=00:00:57, xdelay=00:00:07, mailer=esmtp, pri=15109263, relay=mail.someplace.edu. [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (gAJJBIc02198 Message accepted for delivery)
> Obviously I've sanitized the entry, but the deal is that there are multiple (up to 25) addresses for one message.  Is this a function of mailman or sendmail?

Well, it's a function of both.  Since usually the messages being sent
out are identical (unless you're using 2.1b and have personalization
turned on), mailman gives multiple recipient addresses to the MTA at
once.  This is done by specifying RCPT TO multiple times (if using
SMTP); it saves work on the part of both mailman and sendmail.

You can change the maximum number of recipients; see the following
excerpt from Defaults.py  (mailman 2.0.13)

# Ceiling on the number of recipients that can be specified in a single
# transaction.  Set to 0 to submit the entire recipient list in one
# transaction.  Only used with the SMTPDirect DELIVERY_MODULE.

Hope this helps,

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