[Mailman-Users] Is there a patch which improves bulk mailing?

Jim Littlefield little at abaqus.com
Tue Sep 30 17:15:05 CEST 2003

Wayne Spivak wrote:

>I have two lists, each with 20,000 names on them.  The algorithm Mailman
>uses, to create the list e-mail output, is to say the least inefficient.
>There was a program that was used in conjunction with Majordomo called
>Bulk-mailer which did a tremendous job.  
>In effect, it bundled addresses based on domain name, and let you limit
>how many domain names were sent in the same e-mail.  This way, on a 20K
>list, maybe 500 e-mails would go out, but they would do it in a fraction
>of the time Mailman currently does it (it takes about 6 - 10 hours).

Rather than modifying Mailman, you may want to consider another MTA. 
What are you using today?

Jim Littlefield            "I'm writing a book. I've got the page
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