[thelist] Server Changes

Daniel J. Cody djc at five2one.org
Thu Aug 17 13:48:52 CDT 2000

Okily dokily folks, looks like everything is good to go. It looks like
the speed is back up there(my test mail took about 2 minutes for 900+
deliveries), which is nice and we can brag about how fast our list is
once again :)

There may have been a couple emails lost, so dig in your outbox's and
send them again if you don't see your post show up soon :)

If anyone notices anything odd, please let me know and I'll look into
it.. Thanks for your patience!


"Daniel J. Cody" wrote:
> Hi Folks -
> Due to a huge expansion in the number of people on thelist, I've(and
> others) started noticing that emails are taking A Long Time to get sent
> out to everyone. Sometimes its taking as long as 45 minutes to an hour.
> Obviously, in my personal quest for the fastest email list out there,
> this is unaccaptable :)
> Also, I'm sure its annoying for many of you to have to wait for longer
> periods of time to get and see answers to your questions/topics.. We've
> always been used to speed around here with our mailing lists, and that
> isn't going to change :)
> So, I'm going to be making some changes this afternoon to get things on
> the fast side again. Most notably, I'll be giving the axe to sendmail
> and installing a different mail transport agent(MTA) called postfix.
> Sendmail is good at many things. Sending out 1000+ emails within 60
> seconds isn't one of them sadly. Postfix is well known for its speed and
> is used by many lists on the 'net..
> At any rate, while this is all taking place, you may notice a stop in
> mail traffic on thelist sometime today, or you may get errors while
> trying to post. Don't wory if you get errors or your email doesn't come
> through right away, I'll try to make the switch as transparent as
> possible for everyone.
> If there are any questions comments or problems, please feel free to
> drop me a line offlist.. Thanks for your patience :)
> .djc.

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