[Mailman-Users] reboot servers

Khalil Abbas khillo100 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 3 13:56:12 CEST 2011

The servers are all vps'es with 256 ram.. and the lists are as big as 33,000 
subscribers per list, 3 lists per vps.. it's one big mailing list for a TV 
station and newspaper.. only one message (newsletter) is sent out every day 
to the subscribers.. but setting:

SMTP_MAX_RCPTS  to only 5 in mailman resulted in a huge number of messages 
generated by mailman that halts the servers, that's why I every hour stop 
mailman then stop postfix then reboot the servers to free up the memory and 
continue distributing the mail..

my question is, is this a good solution? or should I split them into very 
small lists then send the same message every hour after making sure that the 
servers finished distributing the mail for the previous lists?


-----Original Message----- 
From: Geoff Shang
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:04 PM
To: Khalil Abbas
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] reboot servers

On Tue, 31 May 2011, Khalil Abbas wrote:

> I have several vps servers with very limited resources running several 
> large mailman lists, n these servers keep stopping from responding n 
> sometimes mailq shows several errors like: too many open files in the 
> system and not enough resourses ... etc.

How limited are these servers?  How big are these lists?


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