mailman - how to limit number of members per list

cyberspirit

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Jun 27, 2003
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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.
 

Ganga

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I have exactly the same problem as cyberspirit.

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

Thanks
 

Ganga

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Oct 2, 2003
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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.

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.