sendmail message splitting defeats bandwidth savings?

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Mon Nov 3 18:23:12 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-11-03 at 18:13, Leland J. Steinke wrote:

>The only problem that immediately comes to mind is that a single
>message to
>multiple recipients would be logged multiple times.  This is very
>unfriendly to maillog-munchers...

That depends on your maillog-muncher.  mailscanner-mrtg looks at the
number of recipients and the number of messages.  This seems a sound
approach, as that way you know how many recipients you are processing
for (which doesn't necessarily relate well to the actual number of
messages) and how many messages you are processing (if you split
messages you certainly increase the amount of work your server does).

[disclaimer: I'm one of the developers of mailscanner-mrtg]

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