[Mailman-Users] Large mailing lists

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Dec 22 05:27:17 CET 2005

Ross Vandegrift wrote:
>Another question.  Most of the time VirginRunner is at max CPU,
>sending address removal notifications.  I have already set the lists
>to zero bounce notifications.  Is there a separate config item for
>"you have been removed" messages?

There's no config setting for this. Current code unconditionally
notifies the user who is removed by bounce.

Code in Mailman/Bouncer.py is

    def sendNextNotification(self, member):
        info = self.getBounceInfo(member)
        if info is None:
        reason = self.getDeliveryStatus(member)
        if info.noticesleft <= 0:
            # BAW: Remove them now, with a notification message
                member, 'disabled address',

If you change the last of these lines to


there will be no notice on any list. If you change the last of these
lines to


notification will be controlled per list by the list's send_goodbye_msg
setting on the General Options page.

If you make either of these changes, it would be good to change the
comment too.

BTW, I think you have a new record for list size. See

Also, WRT your other questions, there's not too much on this in the
FAQ, but searching the FAQ wizard
<http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py> for the words performance
and tuning will turn up what there is.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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