>>>>> "PB" == Peter Bowyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
PB> Can anyone suggetshow I can either configure sendmail (currently 8.7.1
PB> but happy to upgrade if it helps) to send just one mail with all
PB> recpients (this breaks an RFC, I'm certain);
It doesn't break any RFC; there aren't supposed to be limits on any part of
an SMTP transactions. The minimum allowed lower limit is I think 100
RCPT's per envelope, I think. qmail probably doesn't have a limit.
PB> is there a preprocessor which would help (a bit like bulk_mailer only
PB> the opposite :-), or should I be looking at some other MTA than
PB> sendmail for this?
Actually there is a preprocessor that will do this (TLB from
ftp.hpc.uh.edu:/pub/tlb) but I think it's way overkill for what you want to
do. It will send the whole thing in one transaction if that's what you
As for Sendmail configuration, I don't see any mention of this in the op
manual and a quick search of the source doesn't turn up anything
meaningful. How about asking the gurus in comp.mail.sendmail?