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Re: Questions re Zmail
> On Tue, 20 May 1997, Matti Aarnio wrote:
> > Also yesterday here was a question about having knowledge about
> > system load average, and IMO if the scheduler would need to check
> > it every time it is about to fork() a new transport agent, it
> > would soon be doing that generally very expensive operation
> > over and over again... (On Linux it is cheap, but other systems
> > are not so nice..) If the "TimeServer" would present the LoadAvg
> > in its shared memory block, then it would be cheaper...
> That is a good idea.
Except that 'loadavg' code is non-trivially system dependent,
sometimes even version dependent. Does anybody out there have
autoconfigured loadavg code ?
> >> 2. Why does mailq need the -Q option when querying a scheduler running
> >> with -Q? This is quirk. Make mailq discover what protocol is used by the
> >> scheduler and act appropriately.
> > Actually the 'mailq' can't. The output IS empty for the case
> > of having nothing in the queue, but it LOOKS empty, when the -Q
> > option is used at the scheduler.
> Then make the output be some characteristic string. It would be nice if
> mailq would display without the -Q option even if the scheduler
> uses -Q.
Ah... So the 'classical' display could be with some '-D' option
(for 'detailed delivery states'), and the default would be this 'Q' ?
> > With VERY BIG lists it is better to use external program to split
> > the number of recipients down to more manageable size pieces -- like
> > 1000 - 1500 recipients each. Also preferrably sort them by the
> > domains so that the message has more changes to be delivered to
> > more than one recipient at the time over the SMTP connections...
> > It would be nice if the list expander would use zmailer(3) library
> > (and data format!) to do the message submissions, then it would
> > work neatly, and with minimal process creation. ( = No 'sendmail'
> > running at all..)
> Maybe one could use the buildin script language to write a small
Not at the moment. Current script language is very memory
> Also does the subscription mechanism to the list work? I have followed
> instructions but not received any response to my subscribe request.
It should... <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the canonic location,
and I think I have seen successfull uses of the alias:
/Matti Aarnio <email@example.com>