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Question re potential distribution list issues

Last post 11-22-2019, 14:11 by Brian Fluet. 2 replies.
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  •  11-18-2019, 18:13

    • Brian Fluet is not online. Last active: 12-12-2019, 21:46 Brian Fluet
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    Question re potential distribution list issues

    I am in the process of creating my first distribution list of any significant size in Pegasus Mail.  I anticipate around 70 entries.  MercuryE will be handling the sending.  I won't be surprised to receive a number of invalid address errors due to the list source being a couple of years old.  

    I recall discussions in the past about large dlists and problems with being flagged as a spammer so am curious whether 70 records is of concern and if so, how do I mitigate any potential problems.

    TIA!

  •  11-22-2019, 4:37

    • jbanks is not online. Last active: 12-10-2019, 19:13 jbanks
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    Re: Question re potential distribution list issues

    In mercury there is something called Fanout when you create a distribution list but there is no comparable option in Pegasus.   I'm not 100% sure but I think Pegasus creates a separate message for each recipient so it shouldn't be a problem unless your isp specifically forbids sending to too many recipients.  I just did a test distribution to 2 users on my own server and when mercury sent the message it made 2 different connections to deliver.  When you bcc a bunch of people mercury will only make 1 connection to each server and deliver as many messages as it can in one connection which sometimes causes a problem.

    Hope that makes sense....

     

     

     

     

     

  •  11-22-2019, 14:11

    • Brian Fluet is not online. Last active: 12-12-2019, 21:46 Brian Fluet
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    Re: Question re potential distribution list issues

    Thanks Jim.  I ended up with only 54 entries in the distribution list and didn't experience any issues other than the expected handful of delivery failures.

     

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