[Mailman-Users] Is There a list member limitation?

Goodman, William wgoodman at jcvi.org
Fri Jan 15 22:20:59 CET 2010

We have a very busy mail server so I set it to 4 hours, when I used the 
default we had a mailq of over 200 everyday which slowed our
So it will keep trying to send it for 4 hours then it gets bounced.

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Stone [mailto:lstone19 at stonejongleux.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 4:17 PM
To: Goodman, William
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] Is There a list member limitation?

On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, Goodman, William wrote:

> I see things like below to users I know didn't receive the email. So
> first assessment is correct
> "they did receive it but they just can't find it.

Uh no, the message below is a deferral. Postfix keeps retrying until it 
times out at which point is bounced. How long until it times out is a
configurable length of time (default five days, I think).

> to=<user at somewhere.com>, relay=mail.somewhere.com[]:25,
> delay=8.3, delays=0.02/4.4/0.67/3.3, dsn=4.0.0, status=deferred (host
> mail.somewhere.com[] said: 451 <user at somewhere.com>...
> Requested mail action not taken: mailbox unavailable (in reply to RCPT
> TO command)) Jan 13 15:25:00 my-mailserver postfix/smtp[28262]:
> B405E2D858F

-- Larry Stone
    lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

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