[Mailman-Users] Throttling output

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Jun 14 00:37:39 CEST 2006

At 11:42 PM +0200 2006-06-13, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:

>  First you throw the 22.000 mail in the mail queue. And the normal queue
>  run will deliver these emails + all others in the queue. So you probably
>  want to limit the queue runner anyways (say not more than 100 - or
>  whatever works good enough - concurrent processes delivering email).
>  So the throttling is done within the MTA - your host is delivering
>  "only" 100 emails in parallel. If every mail takes around 10s, you need
>  around 36 minutes to deliver (or at least try to) all emails. YMMV ...

	Read Nick's book.  Trust me, your mileage will most definitely vary.

	Controlling the number of processes doesn't help.  To make this 
effective, you really do need to have direct control over the number 
of messages sent per hour.

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

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