> From: Daniel Liston <dliston @
> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 10:38:32 -0600
> Message-id: <473DC788 .
Daniel Liston wrote:
> How long does the mail hang if you send email to each member of your list
> without going through the list? Perhaps one or more of the addresses are
> on an unreliable connection. Possibly, the target address has some form
> of anti-spam/greylist/filter that prevents receiving your messages on the
> first or even second try.
> Any/All troubleshooting always begins with your log files. Start with
> your MTA logs, showing the initial receipt of the message, following thru
> to the last delivery to a list member/recipient. The mail could actually
> be leaving your system immediately, but hang/delay at a machine outside
> of your control.
> Dan Liston
> Greg Monaco wrote:
> > I?m finding that for a list of 5 people, my email to the list is hung
> > for 8 to 12 hours. There are no attachments?it?s a straightforward
> > email. The list is not moderated. Any ideas of how to troubleshoot or
> > tweak performance?
It may be nothing intrinsic to majordomo, just a more general problem
of running lists, eg:
I run some big lists (with many MickeySoft using incompetents,
whose machines are doubtless regularly raped by viruses & plundered
by spam list vendors) So my host name gets know to loads of spammers,
& eventually mailq shows tons of mail to eg majordomo etc waiting
to timeout on non return to [sometimes masqueraded etc] spammer sender.
On a small machine if sendmail.cf is set to not run too many
connections at once, mail can go out slowly. That could of
course affect recipients on adjacent small lists as easily as
recipients on big lists.
Yes, always look for inspiration in log files.
Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux. http://berklix.com
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