At 11:42 AM 2/22/02 -0500, Jeff Wasilko wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 07:32:37PM -0500, Frank Bax wrote:
>> At 10:57 AM 2/21/02 -0500, Jeff Wasilko wrote:
>> >On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 11:08:02AM -0000, Jakob Siguršsson wrote:
>> >> Never the less, does anyone know how I can fix this ? Ie. not send
>> >> emails to isl.is users in one envelope to mx1.isl.is ?
>> >If you upgrade to sendmail 8.12.2, you can set the max # of
>> >recipients on a per domain.
>> >In earlier versions, you could add r=50 or r=30 to your mailer
>> >definitions to limit all envelopes to that size.
>> Jeff: This is very interesting! What is the best way to determine the
>> max# setting for each domain (besides trial and error)? We only hit the
>> 'too many recipients' problem for the first on our last mailing. Time to
>I'd have to say trial and error. I found mention of problems at
>AOL with large #s of recipients, so I throttled them 15 and left
>everyone else at 32.
>For speed (more parallel deliveries), I have the default outgoing
>queue (called remote) set to only 5 recipients per envelope.
Now I'm confused. In our Febrary mailing to about 4000 email addresses,
many (I didn't count them) came back from yahoo saying 'too many
recipients'. This was the *first* I've seen this message. I just did a
count by domain and we have 441 addresses at 'aol.com' and they are getting
through? How is this possible? We continue to get unsubscribe requests
from ail, so they must be delivered. Domains with over 100 email addresses
include hotmail.com, aol.com, sympatico.ca, yahoo.com, juno,com and
home.com; and only yahoo has a problem at the moment.
Where does the r=50 or r=30 go in older sendmail configs? What's the
format in mc file? I use OpenBSD 2.9; I'm in the middle of planning an
upgrade to 3.0 which includes sendmail 8.12.1; I'd have to go source for
8.12.2; I'm still thinking about that one (or waiting until summer release