>>>>> "SPM" == "Shane P McCarron" <email@example.com> writes:
SPM> Generally, the impediment to transmitting e-mail messages on a mailing
SPM> list is the size of your pipe to the Internet. If you can send the
SPM> messages in bulk upstream, then you will have a much quicker
SPM> throughput rate.
This snags when the gateway is running something like Sendmail. I believe
that one mail destined for 800 recipients will end up on the gateway as a
single queue entry with 800 destinations, and these are still processed
single file, in order. If one hangs on a connection for one minute, every
address behind it is also held up for the additional minute. Thus you
still have the problem, only to a lesser extent because the baseline
delivery will be faster due to the larger data pipe.
I hate hype, but I'll mention it yet again: TLB can deliver straight to
your gateway without going through a mailer on your local machine. I
suspect that the program that originally started this thread could do the
same, given probably a small bit of code tweaking.
Jason L. Tibbitts III - firstname.lastname@example.org - 713/743-8684 - 221SR1
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