[Mailman-Users] Web host has hourly mailout limits

Brian Luria bluria at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 15:59:39 CEST 2007


Ran into this problem recently with my own host. Mark and I have discussed.
Assuming you're in the same situation I am in - which is likely.
My domain is hosted on a shared server - in other words the company has a
server with something like 300 to 400 domains  hosted on it. On that server,
there is a single mailman installation and we all share that installation.
For this reason, sometimes I'll send a message and it doesn't go out for 15
minutes or longer. This is presumably because it is sitting in que waiting
for anyone else on the servers messages to go out.

So, many of the code specific recommendations made on this forum don't apply
to us because we dont truly have access to the mailman install.

As far as the 500 limit, I am in a similar situation - fortunately my lists
arent quite as large as yours. The limit is NOT a mailman limitation, but,
something ... i.e. a 'policy' from the hosting company - perhaps a SPAM
control measure, etc. Could it be increased? probably - I would try asking
for higher level tech support and ultimately an admin.

There are other hosting recommendations:

However many of these are a bit more expensive that a shared solution such
as I use ($100/yr vs. $600/yr), but, you do get what you pay for.

On 10/18/07, Henrik <henrik.bechmann at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> All,
> In spite of previous assurances to the contrary, my web host
> (webserve.ca) has just told me that they have a maximum 500 per hour
> mail generation rate, and that there's "nothing they can do" to change
> that (which I presume is rubbish). I have questioned them about
> alternatives, and they have become resolutely non-responsive. I host
> several email lists on my server, one of which is a legitimate farmers'
> market email list that is almost at 500.
> Is there a way to get GNU mailman to batch or parcel mailouts to comply
> with this policy? I ran into this problem before, and it seemed that
> Mailman simply gave up on the whole mailout, archived the mail, and
> moved on. GNU Mailman in the webserve.ca plan that I have is managed by
> Cpanel.
> Thanks,
> - Henrik
> --
> Henrik Bechmann
> www.bechmann.ca
> Webmaster, www.dufferinpark.ca
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