[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.2

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Thu Jun 26 18:48:15 CEST 2003

At 17:26 26/06/2003, jsmith wrote:
>This was working before with this config of sendmail.  I am setting it
>lower for testing and see if that fixes it.  Do you happen to know where
>that setting is for sendmail?

In /usr/share/sendmail/README of the Linux box that runs my Mailman lists I 

confMAX_RCPTS_PER_MESSAGE  MaxRecipientsPerMessage
                                         [infinite] If set, allow no more than
                                         the specified number of recipients in
                                         an SMTP envelope.  Further recipients
                                         receive a 452 error code (i.e., they
                                         are deferred for the next delivery

and /usr/share/sendmail/m4/proto.m4 contains:

_OPTION(MaxRecipientsPerMessage, `confMAX_RCPTS_PER_MESSAGE', `100')

but /etcsendmail.cf contains:

#O MaxRecipientsPerMessage=100

which being commented out presumably doesn't affect operation of the 
Snedmail instance.

But I am not a Sendmail expert. I've put this back onto the list in case 
someone out there is.

>Thanks for the help.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Barrett [mailto:r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk]
>Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:50 AM
>To: jsmith
>Cc: mailman-users at python.org
>Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.2
>At 16:00 26/06/2003, jsmith wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >
> >I have had the unfortunate problem of the place that hosts my
> >server move data centers from one coast to the other.  And it seems to
> >have broke a few things.  I am running FreeBSD 4.7 with Sendmail.
> >
> >I made sure qrunner was started and sendmail is working as far as I can
> >tell.  My clients send and receive mail fine.
> >
> >Mine is basically an announce only email so only 3 people send to the
> >list.  All of the web pages for it are working.  I am not getting any
> >mail from the list going outbound.  In the mail queue I see the msg
> >waiting to go out with this error "Too many recipients"
> >
> >The user mailman is a trusted user and everything is on one machine.
> >This all worked fine prior to the move.  I am new with *ix and there is
> >probably something pointing me to where the problem is.  I have just
> >come across it.
> >
> >Any and all suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
>You could try setting a lower value for the MM configuration variable
>SMTP_MAX_RCPTS in $prefix/Mailman/mm_cfg.py. The installation default in
>Defaults.py is 500 which may be too high for your Sendmail
>See the comments in Defaults.py
> >Thanks
> >Joe
>Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett                                      http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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