On Tue, 6 Jun 1995, Sergey Plyaskin wrote:
> what is bulk mailer? what's so special bout it?
bulk_mailer collects teh addresses in a list, sorts them
(reverses the host.domain part, sorts and reverses again), then creates
mail messages. each mail message contains at most MAX_DOMAINS ( default
of 20 ) different host.domain addresses. all users on the same host are
addressed together. always.
the result is a larger number of messages in the queue directory,
each with fewer addressees. if one addressee hangs, only that one
message is delayed, all the others proceed normally.
this has resulted in the FreeBSD mailing lists completing in less
than 30 minutes rather than several hours---some of the addresses time
combine bulk_mailer with the sendmail Ok and OK options for even
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