On Mon, Mar 13, 2000 at 03:27:42AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Tim Pierce <twp @
> > ... I counted the number of unique domains as
> > approximately the number of times we deliver a message body using
> > traditional batch methods.
> That's ideal batch delivery. I'd be curious how close to ideal batch
> delivery you actually arrive in practice. For one thing, you often won't
> be able to deliver more than 100 messages for a particular domain at a
> time using most standard MTAs since they limit the RCPT count at that
> level, and many sites set an even lower limit for spam-control reasons.
> If your estimation counted 1,000 AOL addresses as a single delivery, for
> example, that may actually be 10 deliveries or more.
> Do you have any way of measuring the effective batching rather than the
> theoretical maximum batching?
You raise an excellent point. We don't keep logs of outgoing mail
delivery, for obvious reasons, so there's not much to go on. I could
look at our mail queues and sort of make educated guesses.
I may try turning on outbound mail logging for an hour at a time,
if I can be sure our disk won't melt down, in order to get a better
picture of our delivery performance
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