[Pkg-exim4-users] Interpreting verbose output

Jeroen jeroen at mompl.net
Wed Jan 7 01:40:06 UTC 2009

Sebastian Tennant wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to implement a one-way (announcement only) mailing list and I'm
> testing the water by piping messages to exim with a thousand or so email

> Thirdly, any performance/best practice tips or advice on bulk mailing
> using exim would be very much appreciated.

Belated response, but I am pretty sure you'd make things much easier if 
you'd use mailman. It's easy to configure and ties in nicely with exim.

I used the following mailman configuration, it might even be added by 
default after you apt-get mailman.

                driver = accept
                require_files = MAILMAN_HOME/lists/$local_part/config.pck
                local_part_suffix = -bounces : -bounces+* : -confirm+* : 
-join : -leave : -owner : -request : -admin
                transport = mailman_transport

                driver = pipe
                command = MAILMAN_WRAP '${if def:local_part_suffix 
{${sg{$local_part_suffix}{-(\\w+)(\\+.*)?}{\$1}}} {post}}' $local_part
                current_directory = MAILMAN_HOME
                home_directory = MAILMAN_HOME
                user = MAILMAN_USER
                group = MAILMAN_GROUP

If you use an alias file you would add entries such as:
mailinglistname: "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailinglistname"


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