[Mailman-Users] Increasing the Speed of Email Delivery

Derrick Wooden derrickwooden at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 18:24:01 CET 2009

Brad Knowles-3 wrote:
> I don't know of any way that MySQL would factor into this discussion.  Can
> you provide a reference?
Brad, upon reading this thread again you are correct.  It was NOT implied
that MySQL would speed up email delivery, but rather MySQL would be a better
database solution.


Brad, I would be interested in contracting your services.  Please email me
off the forum.  derrickwooden AT gmail

I have a dedicated server that will solely be used for Mailman.  6GB of RAM,
Intel 2.6 GHz quad core.  Am interested in delivering email as fast as

Brad Knowles-3 wrote:
> 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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