[Mailman-Users] Large List Considerations

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Feb 5 21:39:25 CET 2004

At 12:24 PM -0800 2004/02/05, Hunter Hillegas wrote:

>  I have configured mailman and we're about to start populating a mailing list
>  with almost 20,000 members.
>  Any special considerations for lists this large?

	See Rob Kolstad's paper "Tuning Sendmail for Large Mailing Lists" at
and Strata Chalup's paper "Drinking from the Fire(walls) Hose: 
Another Approach to Very Large Mailing Lists" at

	See also the book _Sendmail Performance Tuning_ by Nick Christensen (see
<http://www.jetcafe.org/~npc/book/sendmail/>).  Also note the slides 
from related talks at 
<http://www.shub-internet.org/brad/papers/sendmail-tuning/> and 

	A number of these issues have been addressed by more modern MTAs, 
Mailing List Managers, and configurations shipped with them, but 
there are still lots of good issues raised.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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