On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Brian J. Ackermann wrote:
> What about threading? Having the list divy up the mail
> into threads. For example. You have a list with 100 recipients.
> Majordomo is ready to send out. So, it spawns a sendmail
> process to handle the first address, and so on, up to, oh, say
> eight threads. When one child process terminates, spawn
> a new one, and so forth, until the list is processed. Maybe thats
> how the bulkmail program works. I don't know. I've written
> mail processing and delivery systems before, and thats the
> way I've done it, though, admittedly, I don't have much perl
> or sendmail experience.
> Doing it this way at least keeps the list going, as only 1 thread
> in 8 are locked up waiting for response, and the other 7 can
> still chug away. Even if 4 threads freeze, you still get the list
Just use bulk_mail. Info is in the FAQ.
Robert Hayden firstname.lastname@example.org UIN: 3937211
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