[Mailman-Users] Mailman vs bcc

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Aug 26 17:59:36 CEST 2004

At 5:28 PM +0200 2004-08-26, Jacob Friis Larsen wrote:

>  Can mailman send mail just as fast as if I send 1 mail to 1000 addresses
>  in bcc, assuming that the mta accepts 1000?

	They both use the same method -- one envelope sender address, 
1000 envelope recipient addresses, then the body of the message.

	The only additional performance hit would be the added delay in 
your sending a message from you to the mailing list and then it 
sending that message out, as opposed to you sending the message 

	Of course, most MTAs won't accept 1000 recipients, so Mailman 
would work a lot better in this respect because it would slice up the 
list of recipients into chunks that are more likely to be accepted by 
the MTA.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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