[Mailman-Users] newbie question
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Jan 22 04:05:15 CET 2005
At 6:57 PM -0800 2005-01-21, JC Dill wrote:
> Also consider if your list will need more than one single moderator,
> and remember to set new members to moderated status by default - it's
> *much* better to change them to unmoderated after you see that they
> have clue than to have to set them to moderated after they have posted
> one or more "Hey, that's cool!" posts back to the whole list.
One other note -- watch your maximum message size that you allow
to be posted to the list, as well as the attachments and MIME
If you have a list of 250 company employees, and some moron in
marketing sends a 50MB PowerPoint presentation to the
all at lists.company.com mailing list, that works out to about 12GB of
disk storage that you have to suddenly find to store all 250 copies
of that 50MB attachment, and a hell of a lot of disk I/O to write all
that out at once.
I worked at a local ISP that had a mail server for 250,000
customers that was completely nuked in this way by one of our own
marketing dweebs, and the machine only had something like 8GB of disk
space free. The entire mail server was down for hours as I tried to
clean things up and to purge all the bogus copies of that
You can imagine how upset all the 250,000 customers were that the
mail server was down.
Trust me, you don't want to have this happen to you.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
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