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= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = configset GLOBAL delivery_rules <<TAG [VALUE LINES] TAG - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - configset listname delivery_rules <<TAG [VALUE LINES] TAG - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Default Value : no default Data Type : delivery_rules Category : deliver Password Notes: Visible only with password. Set with global password. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = EXAMPLE: configset listname delivery_rules << ENDTAG ALL sort, maxaddrs=30 ENDTAG The delivery_rules setting determines how Majordomo will contact an SMTP server which is capable of delivering the mail. The delivery rules apply to all messages which are mailed by Majordomo. The rules for an individual mailing list govern the delivery of posted messages (including digests) and announcements sent with the announce command. The rules for the GLOBAL pseudo-list apply to all other messages sent by Majordomo, including responses to commands, confirmation notices, token reminders, and informational notices sent to the list owners. Rules must be separated from one another with blank lines. The first line of each rule must contain either a Majordomo pattern or the word ALL. For each recipient of a message, the first rule that matches the address of the recipient is used. See "help patterns" for more information about Majordomo patterns. The "ALL" pattern matches any address, so any rule that follows a rule with the ALL pattern will be ignored. The second and succeeding lines of each rule contain parameters that describe the SMTP servers that will perform the actual delivery. hosts=(hostname1=(parameter), hostname2, hostname3) By default, Majordomo will connect to localhost, port 25 to contact an SMTP server which will deliver the mail. The "hosts" parameter can be used to select a server at a different location, or using a different port number. If more than one host is specified, these hosts will be used in round-robin fashion to handle each batch of recipients to which a message is being delivered. backup=(hostname1, hostname2=(parameter=value)) If the primary hosts in the "hosts" parameter are unresponsive, the hosts in the "backup" parameter will be used. By default, the SMTP server on localhost, port 25 is used. As with the hosts parameter, if more than one host is specified, the hosts will be used in round-robin fashion. A particular host name should be used no more than once in the "hosts" and "backup" parameters. If a host name is used more than once, the last set of options will take precedence, and declarations in "backup" will override declarations in "hosts". maxaddrs=N Split the message recipients into batches of N addresses apiece. The maxaddrs parameter will override the numbatches parameter if both are set. maxdomains=N Split the message recipients into batches of N domains apiece. The maxdomains parameter differs from maxaddrs in that a batch can contain more than N addresses if several of them are in the same domain. This requires a sorted address list to function completely. The minseparate parameter will override the maxaddrs or numbatches parameter if both are set. minseparate=N If more than N recipients have the same e-mail domain, they will be assigned a separate batch. The minseparate parameter can improve the average delivery time quite a bit if you have many addresses at large providers, since they will be delivered immediately without waiting for other addresses. The minseparate parameter will override the maxaddrs or numbatches parameter if both are set. If the minseparate parameter and the maxdomains parameter are both set, both will be used. numbatches=N Divide the message recipients into exactly N batches. sort Sort the address list by domain. Including the "sort" option causes the list to be sorted, but beware that this takes time and memory. This option will have no effect unless Majordomo is configured to store its information in plain text database files. Unless the host parameters specify otherwise, the recipients will not be separated into batches. When messages are posted to a mailing list, any recipients who have had recent delivery problems ("bounced" messages) will receive an individual copy of a message. This keeps unreliable addresses from slowing down delivery to the other subscribers. The same applies to any recipients that are subject to bounce probes (see "help configset_bounce_probe_frequency" and "help configset_bounce_probe_pattern" for more details.) Hosts specified with the "hosts" or "backup" parameters can be customized using other parameters. The following parameters are available: dsn Delivery status notifications can sometimes result in better tracking of delivery errors. esmtp At the beginning of an ESMTP session, the EHLO command will be used to determine which capabilities (dsn, onex, or pipelining) the SMTP server possesses. If the server does not understand the EHLO command, the HELO command will be used instead, and the dsn, onex and pipelining features will not be available. onex The ESMTP ONEX command is used to tell the Sendmail SMTP server that only "one transaction" will take place during an SMTP session. This results in a mild reduction in the computer resources needed to handle the session. pipelining If pipelining is supported by the SMTP server, Majordomo will not wait for a response from the server to a RCPT command before indicating the next recipient to the server. This may result in somewhat faster delivery for a large batch of recipients. port=N The usual port number of an SMTP server is 25. This parameter can be used to specify a different number. timeout=N During an SMTP session, Majordomo will wait a limited amount of time for a response to an SMTP command. By default, this value is 60 seconds. Majordomo will wait up to five times the value of this setting for responses to RCPT commands, unless the "pipelining" feature is turned on. If the dsn, onex, or pipelining parameter is used, the esmtp parameter must also be specified. If, instead of a host name, the word "@qmail" is used, e.g., ALL hosts=(@qmail) then Majordomo will open a direct connection to the qmail-queue program and directly inject the message into the qmail delivery system. This assumes, of course, that you are running qmail. Examples Duplicate bulk_mailer --------------------- The addresses will be sorted, and the recipients of each batch will contain no more than 20 mail domains. configset listname delivery_rules << ENDA ALL sort, maxdomains=20 ENDA Use a remote host ----------------- Destinations in Scandinavia will be handled by example.no or example.se. All other destinations will be handled by localhost. configset listname delivery_rules << ENDB /\.(dk|no|se)$/ hosts=(example.no=(esmtp, onex, timeout=120), example.se) backup=(localhost=(esmtp, pipelining, dsn)) numbatches=2 ALL maxaddrs=40 hosts=(localhost=(esmtp, pipelining, dsn)) ENDB It is possible to use comments before, between, and after the individual rules, but not within rules. Comments are lines that begin with a '#'. See Also: help admin_delivery help admin_domain help announce help configset_bounce_probe_frequency help configset_bounce_probe_pattern help configset_sender help patterns help post This is the "configset_delivery_rules" help document for Majordomo 2, version 0.1200410180. For a list of all help documents, send the following command: help topics in the body of a message to Majordomo@GreatCircle.COM.
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