On Sat, 3 Jun 1995 11:46:58 -0500 (CDT) Stan Hanks <stan @
>That was two years ago, and I've had no trouble since. BTW, for what
>it's worth -- all this is happening on a 486/33 running BSDI. I have a
>theory that with infinite CPU resources you don't have to worry about
>the sendmail/majordomo limitations, but who has that luxury?
That's actually not true at all. Mail delivery is not very CPU intensive,
and boosting the CPU doesn't provide much of an improvement. The delays
you are observing are due to sendmail's non-scalable algorithms. The
limiting factor is the speed at which answers can be received from SMTP
servers all over the network, and not system resources. In fact by using
the bulk mail program you have increased the load on your machine (more
sendmail processes per delivery), in order to achieve faster delivery.