[Mailman-Users] Wondering how long to send messages

Brad Knowles 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>

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temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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     Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755

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