[Mailman-Users] Wondering how long to send messages

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Aug 29 18:35:31 CEST 2004

Mike wrote:
>Thanks, all for the excellent dialog on this. Couple follow-up questions
>from the uninitiated...
>-is there general agreement that if I'm not VERPing or single treading, then
>once the Mailman smtp log shows "complete" that I'm good to go to change the

I think there is agreement that once the "complete" message is in the
smtp log, you're OK for that message regardless of VERP/threading
issues. The simplest situation would be not VERPing and yes single

>-the path to the Mailman smtp log?

Depends on your installation. It's a file named smtp in a directory
with other files named bounce, error, mischief, post, qrunner,
subscribe and vette.

The directory might be $prefix/logs where $prefix is the path to your
mailman installation (mailman) directory, but it could be elsewhere.

>-I've got a default Plesk install of Mailman. I.e. I haven't looked below
>the hood beyond the Mailman web interface. Can I assume I'm not VERPing nor
>single threading?

Standard defaults are no VERPing and yes single threading. This would
actually be the simplest situation. Look in
$prefix/Mailman/Defaults.py for the defaults and their descriptions
and in $prefix/Mailman/mm_cfg.py for your installation specific

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