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mailman - how to limit number of members per list

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by cyberspirit, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. cyberspirit

    cyberspirit BANNED

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    Is there way to limit the amount of members per list for mailman?
    Otherwise people could sign up for the cheapest account with a mailing list, add 500,000 members and keep the server so busy that other users cannot even get to their webpage.
    With email lists bandwidth is not so much a problem than number of list members since smtp has to send out an individual message to each one with lots of overhead which results in cpu time.
     
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    Ganga Well-Known Member

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    I have exactly the same problem as cyberspirit.

    I would appreciate any help you can give me on this.

    Thanks
     
  3. craigedmonds

    craigedmonds Well-Known Member

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    I also have this issue.

    One user uploaded a list of 300k "members" the other day and brought the mail service and server pretty much to a halt.

    There needs to be a way to limit the amount of users on a mailman list to avoid spam abuse.
     
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    I had one of my customers who had 100k "members".... so I know the feeling.

    The problem is that Mailman is not developed by cPanel... it's a third party application, and I find appalling that there is no way that the developers of Mailman do not give us web hosts any protection from abuse whatsoever.
     
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