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Re: Bug#510415: tech-ctte: Qmail inclusion (or not) in Debian

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> writes:

> | This is a more serious problem.  Mailman, for example, can't handle qmail
> | bounce messages very well.  I don't think it, by itself, would be
> | sufficiently severe to keep it out of the archive, but it's troubling in
> | combination with other issues.  Were I filing this as a bug, I'd probably
> | use severity: important.
> This is trivial to work around -- use VERP and you never have to parse a
> bounce again.

I agree that it's possible to work around by using VERP, but using VERP
significantly magnifies the amount of traffic that you're pushing through
Mailman's outgoing SMTP server since Mailman now has to send a separate
message for every recipient.  It's a great workaround for small lists and
not so great for large lists with lots of recipients at the same
destination server.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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