[Mailman-Users] list size

Jorge Godoy godoy at ieee.org
Sat Jun 14 15:25:57 CEST 2003

Richard Barrett <r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk> writes:

> I would also split the total membership into some shorter sublists,
> say by splitting it into alphabetical sublists, and have each of those
> sublists subscribed to an umbrella list, which is what you post to.
> The way Mailman saves and handles list memberships is likely to choke
> fairly badly on 500,000 addresses in one lump but cope a lot better
> with a series of < 50,000 member sublists.
> The other comments in the FAQ are still applicable.

I'm seeing that mailman's problems are with memory requirements. We
have a machine with 392 MiB of RAM and it crawls to handle a 25K
subscribers list... This is on a RH 8, with the latest stable release
of mailman.

Godoy.     <godoy at ieee.org>

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