[Mailman-Users] How about throttling?

James Reid james at thereidsonline.com
Thu Dec 4 11:29:18 CET 2008

Hi Everyone,

Why not try using outbound QOS (eg Shorewall)?

I'm using it on one of my servers - works perfectly slowing down the amount
of traffic that the server pushes out on to the network.


-----Original Message-----
From: mailman-users-bounces+james=thereidsonline.com at python.org
[mailto:mailman-users-bounces+james=thereidsonline.com at python.org] On Behalf
Of Mark Sapiro
Sent: Thursday, 4 December 2008 3:47 PM
To: Grant Taylor; Mail List - Mailman
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] How about throttling?

Grant Taylor wrote:
>I believe it is possible to have Mailman use the sendmail (binary / 
>command) rather than SMTP direct to send emails.

Yes, but read all the caveats and warnings in

Don't do it.

Besides, SMTPDirect delivers via the local MTA, so if you're going to
implement throttling in the MTA (as we recommend in the FAQ -
<http://wiki.list.org/x/j4A9>), you still can use SMTPDirect.

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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