[Mailman-Users] Throttling output

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Wed Jun 14 22:43:51 CEST 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brad Knowles" <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
To: "Steve Campbell" <campbell at cnpapers.com>
Cc: "Brad Knowles" <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>; <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Throttling output

> At 3:02 PM -0400 2006-06-14, Steve Campbell wrote:
>>  2.   Disable the mailman executable from delivering the outgoing mail, 
>> but
>>  create them in the queue (sort of a sendmail queueonly option). I'm not 
>> sure
>>  this one is possible, and will kill the entire scheme if not. I see a 
>> lot of
>>  possible ways this can be done, but I'm not a python programmer yet, so 
>> I
>>  hope this is do-able.
> This is an MTA configuration issue.  There's nothing here to "fix" within 
> Mailman.

I think I just discovered that Mailman does deliver to the mqueue directory. 
I don't know where I got the idea that it delivered outgoing mail on its 
own. So yes, nothing to fix, just set up the proper outgoing queue runner 
with a few sendmail configs.
>>  5.   Move all of this to it's own server.
> That's a pretty big point.  Mailing list servers should not be dependent 
> on the normal mail servers, and vice-versa.
> In fact, I suspect that once you move the mailing list handling onto a 
> separate server, all the need for any kind of throttling will go away 
> completely.

Along with switching to Mailman, of course, to finally handle bounces.

>>  Number 2 above is the killer, as I'm not sure if the sendmail 
>> alias/piped
>>  command would control this, an option in the Mailman configs, or what.
> It's an issue that should be easy enough to fix through modifying the 
> configuration file.

I hope you mean sendmail configuration file!!!

Thanks all for the many replies (and great patience), and helping me 
understand a little more of how Mailman works.


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