[Mailman-Users] reboot servers

Khalil Abbas khillo100 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 3 18:10:20 CEST 2011

well it was your advise on a previous post to set the SMTP_MAX_RCPTS to 5 in 
order to let hotmail and yahoo and others accept mail coming from my lists.. 
if you remember the smtp_max_rcpts was 500 and thousands of subscribers used 
to bounce back because Hotmail rejected them.. after setting it to 5 it 
worked like a charm .. but I fell into this new problem of large number of 
messages flowing and halting the servers..

I don't want to use the throttling patch as it's not stable and not tested 
before .. so I have 2 ways, either rebooting the servers like I'm doing now, 
or splitting the lists into smaller ones and send to bunch of small lists 
every our ..

what do u think?

-----Original Message----- 
From: Mark Sapiro
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 5:44 PM
To: Khalil Abbas
Cc: Geoff Shang ; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] reboot servers

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.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    Better use your sense - B. Dylan 

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