On Thu, 12 Sep 1996, Kevin Kelleher wrote:
> and you can throw out pilot-digest-send.
> Hope this is clear.
Excellent! My list now works perfectly. Thanks, Kevin!
One more thing. I have around 800 people on this list. It can often take
quite a while to get the mail sent out to everyone. I usually never see
more than 4 sendmails running at once:
root 24526 0.0 1.0 1132 328 ? S Sep 2 0:09 sendmail: accepting c
root 27025 0.1 2.8 1244 880 ? S 19:29 0:04 sendmail: TAA27023 ma
root 27179 0.0 2.3 1184 716 ? S 20:21 0:00 sendmail: SAA26909 ma
root 27187 0.6 2.7 1204 864 ? S 20:24 0:02 sendmail: UAA27185 pt
and the load average on this machine is quite low. Is there any way to
make it send more messages out at the same time so it can get through all
800 people in a timely manner? Some messages take as long as a day to get
processed. I think a lot of the problem is that I have quite a few bad
addresses in my list which must timeout a DNS lookup etc. before it moves
on. Isn't there a way to automatically unsubscribe addresses that get a
lot of bounces? I could fairly easily write a perl script that would read
the list of addresses, connect to the host, and do a VRFY. And
automatically send an unsubscribe if it didn't work out.
http://www.linux.org - Escape the Gates of Hell