[Mailman-Users] How is a maliing list parsed

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Sep 15 06:15:19 CEST 2004

Bruce Embrey wrote:
>I have a list of 623 members. I have mailman configured for
>100 recipients per message (smtp server limits
>recipients/message to 100). 
>As I understand this setting, when a message is sent to
>this list it is broken out into 7 messages (6 with 100 and
>1 with 65). How are the addresses grouped per message?
>I have run into an issue where some people receive the
>message within 2 minutes while others it takes 23 minutes.
>I am trying to determine what could be causing the
>bottleneck and how to resolve it.

Look at Mailman's "smtp" log to see if all 7 smtp interactions complete
within a few minutes or not. Look in the outgoing MTA logs to see if
there are delays receiving from Mailman or delays delivering to some
users or some user domains.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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