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Re: 3000 recipients

From: Kenneth Marshall (ktmrice.edu)
Date: Sun Jan 03 2010 - 14:24:04 CST

On Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:14:03PM +0100, richard lucassen wrote:
> On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 19:57:41 +0000
> Mark Goodge <markgood-stuff.co.uk> wrote:
> > > I want to send once a week a simple mail to a list of 3000
> > > recipients. I can set smtpd_recipient_limit and
> > > smtpd_recipient_overshoot_limit to higher limits, but is there a
> > > better way to handle this?
> >
> > Yes. Install a proper mailing list management system, such as Mailman
> > or majordomo. 3000 recipients is waaaaaaay too many to do in a single
> > shot using Bcc.
> Ok, but a mlm is quite some overkill IMHO, just wondering if there was
> an intermediate solution. This is for a blind person who handles the
> "mailinglist" himself, so solutions are rather limited.
> But anyway, I can always write a small shell script that does the job.
> Should not be a very big problem.
> R.

What about using an aliases entry to read the addresses from a file:

mylist: :include:/file/name
mylist-owner: listowner

Then the user just needs permission to update the file and mail
to mylist will be broken out to the addresses in /file/name.