[Mailman-Users] performance tuning for sendmail and local users

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Mar 2 11:09:13 CET 2005

At 12:30 PM +1100 2005-03-02, Iain Pople wrote:

>  I am setting up a Mailman instance that will deliver to around 10,000
>  local users. Can anyone suggest appropriate settings for Mailman and
>  Sendmail to optimize performance?

	There are far too many variables in the equation to be able to 
simply throw out some numbers.  Odds are that you're going to have to 
read a number of Mailman FAQ Wizard entries and try some things out 
and see what works for you.

>  Specifically I am interested in suggestions for the following 
>Mailman options:

	Please go to the FAQ Wizard at 
<http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py> and search for 
"performance" and also search for "tuning".  Pay particular attention 
to the entry at 
You should also take a look at the entries returned by searching for 

	If you want to go further down this road, beg borrow or steal a 
copy of Nick Christenson's book "Sendmail Performance Tuning".

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

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