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Re: [SLUG] Bulk Mail Etiquette
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Bulk Mail Etiquette
- From: Robert Thorsby <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 09:53:27 +1100
- Reply-to: robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On 2007.02.16 09:40 Dean Hamstead wrote:
this is of course configurable, but the default is 10
as rev. rumble just pointed out, in this case exim will
then sort the emails and try to optimise sending.
so from your end, its helpful to sort the emails by
domain before sending.
Thanks for the replies thus far.
My script does all the usual things -- sorts by FQDN, deletes
duplicates, deletes vacationers and "no mails".
Sending one mail at a time takes too long and AFAICT tends just as much
to overload my ISP's server as sending the mail in batches. From a
purely efficiency point of view I would imagine that sending 10 mails
at a time over one-tenth of the number of connections would be the
preferred way -- after all, the Big 4 servers can handle 10 text-only
consecutive emails in their stride.
FWIW, when I wrote the script I plucked 10 out of the air for testing
purposes. My ISP, who is a friend, thought the question "rather quaint"
and plucked 20 out of the air.