[Pkg-exim4-users] Throttle or limit deliveries to smarthost?

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Tue Mar 20 18:24:22 CET 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 13:57 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 05:01:39PM -0600, Dave Price wrote:
> > Do not launch/spawn more than x queue processes at once.
> This is possible, see load control in spec.txt
> > Do not send more than y bytes or z messages per second to smart_host
> This is not possible with exim's means.
> > I only use a single smart_host for outside deliveries, and I want to
> > prevent flooding of my internet connection or smarthost when I send
> > mail to a distribution list.
> If you are delivering via a smarthost, your exim will anyway only send
> out a single copy of the message with the appropriate envelope.
Unless the mailing list uses VERP, i.e., makes a custom sender address
for each recipient.

The mailing list software (if you're using any) might have a way to
throttle the delivery rate also.
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