[Mailman-Users] How many users can be in a mailing list?

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Feb 19 19:29:01 CET 2004

At 11:09 AM -0800 2004/02/10, Doina Bein wrote:

>    I was reading through the documentation and I could not find how
>  many usesrs can you handle. I do not need an excat number, but some
>  round ups (500, 1000, 10000, 50000, etc).

	There are existing Mailman mailing lists with over 200,000 users, 
and the largest Mailman mailing lists I've heard of had over 400,000.

	Of course, with larger lists, you need to throw larger resources 
at handling the load.  Don't throw a Pentium-90 with 32MB of RAM and 
a single 500MB SASI hard drive at this problem and expect it to 
handle a large number of recipients.

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

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