[Mailman-Users] How about throttling?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Dec 3 17:56:10 CET 2008

Adam Corley wrote:

>I've read everything I can find about throttling mailman. Everything I
>found said it cannot be done.


>Any hope?
>Mailman is the slickest, easy-to-use mailer out there and I'd really
>like to continue using it.  We just need to find a way to throttle it on
>shared hosting!

You could modify Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py to limit the number of
recipients sent per minute/hour/whatever, but if you do this, you need
to be sure you don't set the limit too low or Mailman's out/ queue
will become backlogged and all messages from Mailman will be delayed
by hours/days depending on how severe the backlog is.

Anything other than a simple, installation wide limit would require a
major modification to Mailman's outgoing mail processing.

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

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