sendmail message splitting defeats bandwidth savings?

Furnish, Trever G TGFurnish at HERFF-JONES.COM
Tue Nov 4 21:56:22 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Peters [mailto:P.G.M.Peters at]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 4:57 AM
> Subject: Re: sendmail message splitting defeats bandwidth savings?
> On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 12:28:42 -0500, you wrote:
> >Maybe an idea...
> >
> >Have MailScanner split and resubmit the message, as needed
> by the rule
> >sets, to sendmail on the loopback interface before spam or virus
> >checking happens. Then sendmail can control its own queue numbers and
> >the message will be single recipient per message for the rest of the
> >checks.
> This would put an extra burden on the system because each
> message has to
> go through the sendmail processes a couple of extra times.

Not *each* message, only those that need to be split.

And not *all* the sendmail processes, just the delivery process (and a
different one at that, since we can't run both the outbound queue runner and
an smtp listener off the same outbound mail queue).

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