[Mailman-Users] Increasing the Speed of Email Delivery

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Wed Dec 23 06:52:20 CET 2009

On Dec 18, 2009, at 12:15 AM, Derrick Wooden wrote:

> I have been doing a lot of reading along that wise.  As a result I'm setting
> up the new server with no cPanel and will use Postfix as my MTA.  I will do
> a clean install of Mailman 2.13 so that I can be on the same page as most
> users.

It's not just the MTA.  It's also the configuration.  I could build a Sendmail configuration that could beat the pants off an out-of-the-box postfix configuration, if the list was large enough and I had enough hardware to do the job right.  I'm sure that we could find people who could do the same with Exim.

IMO, using postfix will give you a good initial default configuration and it won't take as much tweaking to improve the mail delivery performance, but that's just a personal opinion.

> I read in a 2004 (or earlier thread) where using MySQL db tables would also
> increase the speed.  I will also utilize this option.

I don't know of any way that MySQL would factor into this discussion.  Can you provide a reference?

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