[Mailman-Users] Re: Change to 2.1b4 for "personalisation" of to:

alex wetmore alex at phred.org
Tue Oct 29 19:50:53 CET 2002

On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Fuzzy wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Matthew Davis wrote:
> > Or the new way 2.1b4 sends mail (feature or bug?, barry will know).
> >
> > If you look the to: is your address and the cc: is the mailing list.
> It does lose me one benefit of using mailing lists,
> (having my ISP do actual delivery, so my DSL only
> has to send 1 copy of outbound list email with lots
> of envelope rcpt-to's). With this setup, every
> target address will have to be connected to
> separately. Lots more "work" for my DSL.

Is your ISP aware that you are using their email server in this way?
My generally very helpful ISP considers this abuse of resources and
will drop you as a customer if you are sending bulk email through
their server.

You can turn this feature off too.

Depending on the size of your lists a DSL line can do just fine.  I
have two ~1000 member lists each with 50-100 messages per day as well
as about 10 other less busy lists.  I host this on a 256kbps DSL
connection with no problems.  I do have outbound SMTP bandwidth
limited to 128kbps so that sending of digests isn't as noticable.


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