[Mailman-Users] Does mailman send one message at a time, or all at once?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Dec 3 03:32:41 CET 2005

At 6:06 PM -0800 2005-12-02, Daevid Vincent wrote:

>  I run a 'mailman v2.1.5' list for club events happening around town. I have
>  around 150 people on the list. Will this work? Does mailman send out one
>  message at a time, or will I be limited to this restriction above?

	By default, Mailman will group recipients together into chunks 
the size specified in your mm_cfg.py, or in Defaults.py (if you 
didn't put in anything in mm_cfg.py).

	However, if you turn on personalization, then Mailman will send 
out one message per person.  Search the FAQ for "VERP" and 
"personalization" in order to learn more.

>  P.S. if anyone can suggest a way to get out of RBL hell, I am all ears. I
>  run Gentoo and Exim 4.54 on my home cable modem. I'm getting increasingly
>  frustrated with this RBL shit. Many ISPs (AOL, earthlink, etc.) are blocking
>  mail from my domain simply because I happen to be on a Comcast (Seattle, WA)
>  dynamic IP.

	Use an outbound mail relay service, whereby you pay them money to 
act as your relay.  Route all outbound mail through them.  Make sure 
they're clean and not spammer-friendly, otherwise you're back in the 
same RBL hell that you're in now.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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