From: Lars Hecking (lhecking at domain nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: Fri 05 May 2000 - 11:54:11 IST
> However, I'm curious here. The big issue is load on outgoing servers as this
> thing delivers its load, n'est ce pas ? Does it send individual mails to
> everyone in the address book, or one cc'ed to all addresses, or a
> combination of both ? In either case, a possible solution is to rig the mail
> host such that it will only send one email every X time per user, and it
> will only send email to Y users in a cc/bcc list. Of course there are
> legitimate reasons for people sending lots of email, or one to lots of
> people. This could be handled by excluding certain users from the
> restrictions, and 'encouraging' them to use mail clients other than lookout
> (yeah, I know what it's really called, but lookout as in LOOKOUT! - 100000
> outgoing emails seems more appropriate). I'm sure I've heard of something
> along the timed lines before.
I think this approach is not practical. But if you look at it from
a different angle (from a resource point of view, not a per-user
pov), it is well possible to put in some controls. postfix has
extensive controls in this area, checkout the "Rate Controls"
and "Resource Controls" at www.postfix.org. And there's more in the
man pages ...
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