[Mailman-Users] Alternate SMTP setup
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Sep 12 03:15:13 CEST 2006
At 10:54 AM -0700 2006-09-11, Jack Stone wrote:
> 4) Have been looking at all logs for errors - none found, except the
> firewall logs show no packets -- ipsumdump -- no packets to port 1313
There's got to be something in the Mailman and MTA logs. If not,
then the configuration was not changed (as you thought you had done).
> Did all of the above before posting for help. Also, looked at the FAQ
> several times.
> Further, have been searching for ways to add more subdir for the
> mail/spool -- not luck there so far in my search at sendmail, etc.
If you want to create additional mail queue subdirectories under
sendmail, that's a standard thing with the later versions and should
definitely be described in their documentation. You don't have to
worry about this with postfix, since it does that by default
> BTW: Another thing is that in the FAQ I see a long analysis about
> setting SMTP_MAX_RCPTS = 10 to SMTP_MAX_RCPTS = 5 max.
> I'm using 10, but do have numerous "big gorillas" like Yahoo, Hotmail,
> msn, aol, etc. -- a high ratio of those.
This may or may not make a difference for you. IIRC, the big point
of the articles by Chuq were in response to questions about VERP and
personalization, and going from something like SMTP_MAX_RECIPIENTS=10
down to SMTP_MAX_RECIPIENTS=1 (e.g., enabling VERP and/or
And Chuq is working from data on some of the biggest known Mailman
mailing lists, so I'd have very good reason to believe his numbers.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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