[Mailman-Users] new_to_mailman:question

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Jul 26 04:11:20 CEST 2007

ilya wrote:
>what will happen if:
>- i add 10 people to a mailing list
>- send an email to the list
>- and promptly add another 5 people to the list
>will the last 5 people receive the posting?

This depends on timing between asynchronous processes, but by far the
most likely outcome is that Mailman's incoming queue runner will
receive the incoming message and acquire the list lock before any
additional members are added. In this case, only the first 10 will be
sent the message.

However, if the message were to be held for moderator approval and the
5 additional members added before the message is approved, then all 15
will be sent the message.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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