[Mailman-Users] Mailman Stalls for Outgoing Emalis

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Aug 9 04:20:39 CEST 2006

At 6:37 PM -0400 2006-08-08, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:

>  Once this occurs, outgoing mail ceases until a restart of the 

Have you looked at the section of the FAQ discussing performance 
tuning of your system?  See FAQs 6.3, 6.6, and 6.8.

>  I believe the box is hitting it's limit of sendmail services and refusing
>  service and that the mailman service is not gracefully retrying later,
>  either by design or a bug.  Is this expected behavior or is there a setting
>  I have missed?

That's a reasonable conclusion, but with proper tuning of the MTA and 
configuration of Mailman, you shouldn't reach that point.  Start with 
the FAQ entries mentioned above.

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