[Mailman-Users] Verify that all users receive an email?

Simon White simon at caperet.com
Fri Dec 19 15:41:19 CET 2003

19-Dec-03 at 09:25, darwin at desktopengineer.com (darwin at desktopengineer.com) wrote :
> I imported a list of 8000 users and send an html email to the list.  It is a
> newsletter (announcement only) type list.
> I received an especially low number of banner impressions on this first send
> and suspect that mailman did not complete properly.

How many of your users are likely to have an HTML email client? How many
of them are running an HTML email client which blocks inline images
unless they specifically ask for them? I know a lot of users who dislike
getting HTML email and especially ad banners. Whatever the email client,
javascript will not work on a high percentage, nor will IFRAMEs which
are often filtered as viruses. 

> How would I find out?  Is there a log?

The mail server has a log, and there are logs in $prefix/logs.

> Also, is the list processed alphabetically?  (thinking of putting
> zzzz at domain.com on the list to see if it completes).

Don't know.

Simon White. Internet Consultant, Linux/Windows Server Administration.
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