[Mailman-Users] Wondering how long to send messages
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Aug 28 02:40:18 CEST 2004
At 6:37 PM -0400 2004-08-26, Mike wrote:
> Wondering if anyone has a sense how long a message takes to send before I
> can make changes to the membership list. The concern is if I make changes to
> the subscriber list too quickly (remove them), then those folks may not get
> the message.
The answer is -- it depends. A fast machine on a fast network
with all recipients who are likewise on fast machines attached to
fast networks, and with relatively few users, may be completely
delivered in a few minutes. But there could always be stragglers
that are minutes, hours, or even days behind.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
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