[Mailman-Users] Mailman performance / sends per hour

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Fri Jul 25 18:45:10 CEST 2003

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 12:19:57 -0400 
Vivek Khera <khera at kcilink.com> wrote:
> "JS" == John Smith <john_smith_45678 at yahoo.com> writes: 

>> With a dedicated Pentium 4 2GHz / 1 GB RAM server / 10Mbs, what sort
>> of performance should be possible with Mailman? Sends per hour / max
>> subscribers.

> I think it depends on your MTA and whether you have personalization on
> in Mailman (which will increase the number of messages being pumped
> through).  Also, sending mail tends to be disk-bound if you are not
> network-bound.

See the performance notes in the user FAQ.  A rough guiding metric of
what can be achieved with moderate tuning, reasonable systems choices
etc (total cost under US$1,500) is 2,000 - 2,500 external deliveries per
minute sustained.

J C Lawrence                
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