> > Splitlist opens a SMTP connection with localhost, and for each N (N=10)
> > users sends a separate message. So, sendmail gets several litle jobs,
> > N users each. Sure, then it forks so much as it needs to process these
> > queues
> > parallelly. But don't be much afraid, it won't break your machine down:
> > my 486dx/33 with 16mb memory sends 350-users list in 25 minutes.
> This is very interesting -- perhaps you could post it here (if it's not too
> A few observations:
> - I hope N is settable, as many people have lists 10x your 350 list.
> 35 sendmail processes isn't that scary, but 350 is!
> - You should really sort your mailing list by host. Otherwise sendmail
> can't collapse hosts as well as it would like.
> - Along those lines, you should not use 'N' arbitrarily -- it's always
> better to batch all mail for one domain into a single batch no matter
> how large, since you are typically talking to only one host. Just
> batch up what's left....
At which point it'll be doing what bulk_mailer already does...