[Mailman-Users] Giant lists
tyler at adoptionmedia.com
Thu Feb 24 20:15:45 CET 2005
In the process of researching for better ways to do things with our
mailman list, I came across the 'Giant Lists' thread of a few weeks ago.
Realizing that our list is actually larger than the list mentioned
(though not by much) and that this is probably a list I should be
participating in, I decided to sign up.
I'm sorry Cabel, but I'm going to have to take away your 'largest list'
title. The AdoptionWeek E-Magazine, currently run with MailMain,
sendmail, and the MySQL MailmanMemberships patch
(http://kyrian.ore.org/MailmanMysql/) currently serves 124,329 members.
This is a one-message-per-week list with _very_ tight restrictions on
who can send out, so our load is probably lower than comparable
The list was originally converted to Mailman about a year ago by a
different admin, so I'm not too familiar with how it was initially set
up. I do eventually hope to upgrade the server from Solaris an old Sun
250 to Linux on something modern, though, and when that time comes I'm
sure I'll be a _very_ active member of the list.
Right now it's taking us roughly 2-3 days to send out a single message
to our whole list, so if anyone has any sendmail performance tips, I'd
be glad to hear them. I'm more of a postfix guy, myself, so sendmail is
a whole new world for me.
Glad to be aboard!
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