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Re: how to email distribution lists...?

Jeff Gordon <jeff.gordon@wellnow.com> writes:

> What's the normal/usual method for sending one email to 100 folks who
> are not local users of the system?  Is this commonly handled by a mail
> reader program or by a separate program on the system?

Have a look at bulkmail:

Package: bulkmail
Version: 1.11-1
Priority: optional
Section: mail
Maintainer: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.0.7u)
Architecture: i386
Filename: dists/unstable/main/binary-i386/mail/bulkmail_1.11-1.deb
Size: 19362
MD5sum: 5352bff40d896ecc8e763c9fae71ca4a
Description: Speed up delivery of e-mail to large numbers of recipients.
 This is a C program to do "bulk" mailing.  For input, it takes a file
 of recipient addresses (one address per line) and a message (with
 headers already attached) to be sent to the recipients.  It sorts the
 recipient list by reversed domain (so similar ones sort together),
 splits up the recipients into several groups containing no more than N
 domains each, creates an SMTP envelope for each group of recipients,
 and feeds that envelope to "/usr/lib/sendmail -bs".
 Smartlist also contains a bulkmail-style tool.
installed-size: 46

Of course you can do this with any normal MUA, but wouldn't it be a
pain to input 100 email addresses, even with an address book?


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