[Pkg-exim4-users] Interpreting verbose output

Sebastian Tennant sebyte at smolny.plus.com
Fri Jan 9 10:15:40 UTC 2009

Quoth Jeroen <jeroen at mompl.net>:
>> 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.
>         mailman_router:
>                 driver = accept
>                 require_files = MAILMAN_HOME/lists/$local_part/config.pck
>                 local_part_suffix_optional
>                 local_part_suffix = -bounces : -bounces+* : -confirm+* : 
> -join : -leave : -owner : -request : -admin
>                 transport = mailman_transport
>         mailman_transport:
>                 driver = pipe
>                 command = MAILMAN_WRAP '${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"

Many thanks for the feedback Jeroen, although using mailman is overkill
in this case (and it doesn't tie in with the existing subscription
control interface).

My question is more about SMTP etiquette I suppose.  Is it OK to send to
~ 2,500 addresses in one hit, or should I send in batches of 500 at a
time?  I don't want my server to be blacklisted for flooding the network
or anything like that (although I doubt this will happen given that busy
servers servers spew out millions of deliveries every minute).



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