[Mailman-Users] FAQ 4.12 "What about Verp" as applicable to sending to a relay host

Ralf Hildebrandt Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de
Sun Oct 16 22:22:54 CEST 2011

* Anne Wainwright <anotheranne at fables.co.za>:
> Hello,
> Not that I am going to switch on Verp, but ...
> I read this, and interesting sums there too. I note that Defaults.py
> still carries SMTP_MAX_RCPTS = 500 despite good conclusions in the FAQ
> based upon a statistical analysis of a large mailing list user base that
> the sweet spot is likely between 2 and 5.

Well, it doesn't hurt. Let the MTA do the sorting and splitting.
> In my case where I am relaying to the isp's smtp server I indeed do
> have all my posts to one domain and so I presume that a larger value
> could be appropriate?


> Given that they limit me to 100 recipients per smtp session it would
> seem that I should adjust this downwards to <100 (in mm_cfg.py) to avoid
> breaking this rule.


Ralf Hildebrandt
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