[Mailman-Users] Question re: interfacing list with MySQL and message throttling

Justin Bellars justin at theenvoygroup.com
Tue Sep 24 23:04:07 CEST 2002

I have a few questions and no idea who to ask. I've been looking for an
MLM that will meet some particular needs.
1) would like the subscriber list to interact with a MySQL membership
database, don't know if Mailman provides this functionality already or
if a proprietary solution would have to be developed (I kinda' figured
MySQL would be mentioned if this were already a built-in feature.)
2) would like to know if any MLM, whether Mailman or not, has a built-in
facility for throttling the rate at which messages are delivered to
particular domains like AOL or Yahoo, which seem to have thresholds set
up for blocking (HTML) messages (in particular) altogether if they are
directed to some number of recipients per second or minute. (i.e. you
get blacklisted as a spammer, even if you are sending legitimate
membership emails to subscribed members of your list) [Not particularly
fond of the notion of paying money-grubbing ISPs to be on their
"whitelist" for the "privilege" of sending email to their users.]
3) I'm looking for an MLM that can process a job to a non-profit mailing
list of 1 million constituent members within 12 hours. I don't know if
the bottleneck is the bandwidth, the mail program, a combination of the
two or something else altogether, if anyone else has a clue, please
enlighten me.
Would like to use an Open Source product, since I'm trying to replace an
M$ windows-based product and the server upon which it resides.
I would be extremely grateful for any constructive replies!
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