[Mailman-Users] Throttling output
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,
>> create them in the queue (sort of a sendmail queueonly option). I'm not
>> 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
>> hope this is do-able.
> This is an MTA configuration issue. There's nothing here to "fix" within
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
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
>> 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.
> Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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