[Mailman-Users] reboot servers

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jun 3 16:44:29 CEST 2011

On 6/3/11 4:56 AM, Khalil Abbas wrote:
> 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..

What problem were you trying to solve by setting SMTP_MAX_RCPTS = 5?
Maybe you should consider raising it or letting it go back to its
default of 500 if things worked better then.

> 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?

See the last paragraph of the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/j4A9>. The
throttling patch may help.

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