./mail/bulk_mailer, Assist in delivery of mail to large numbers of recipients

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.13nb1, Package name: bulk_mailer-1.13nb1, Maintainer: abs

bulk_mailer assists with "bulk" mailing, such as large majordomo
lists under sendmail. 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".

Splitting the envelopes up allows sendmail to perform delivery in
parallel, so instead of having one large queue entry (for which
sendmail might take awhile to get around to attempting delivery
for some recipients), it has several smaller queue entries.
Depending on your point-of-view, this can still be considered
"cluttering up your mail queue", but it does seem to deliver messages
more quickly to most recipients.


Master sites:

SHA1: 2886641461b6702affc4624456829b5944581a35
RMD160: fc4cc57d9d13429311e2d17ca4c51c95003246c4
Filesize: 34.037 KB

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   2015-11-04 00:27:24 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (312)
Log message:
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for mail category

Problems found locating distfiles:
	Package mutt: missing distfile patch-1.5.24.rr.compressed.gz
	Package p5-Email-Valid: missing distfile Email-Valid-1.198.tar.gz
	Package pine: missing distfile fancy.patch.gz
	Package postgrey: missing distfile targrey-0.31-postgrey-1.34.patch
	Package qmail: missing distfile badrcptto.patch
	Package qmail: missing distfile outgoingip.patch
	Package qmail: missing distfile qmail-1.03-realrcptto-2006.12.10.patch
	Package qmail: missing distfile qmail-smtpd-viruscan-1.3.patch
	Package thunderbird24: missing distfile enigmail-1.7.2.tar.gz
	Package thunderbird31: missing distfile enigmail-1.7.2.tar.gz

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
   2014-09-25 15:02:30 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Remove broken CPPFLAGS.SunOS.
   2012-10-08 14:19:35 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (307)
Log message:
Drop PKG_DESTDIR_SUPPORT setting, "user-destdir" is default these days.
   2008-03-04 18:57:20 by Johnny C. Lam | Files touched by this commit (61)
Log message:
Mechanical changes to add DESTDIR support to packages that install
their files via a custom do-install target.
   2007-04-25 00:31:20 by David Brownlee | Files touched by this commit (5) | Package updated
Log message:
Update bulk_mailer to 1.13nb1:
    Apply patch from Todd Kover to avoid strndup() related build issues on
    some platforms.
   2007-01-07 10:14:16 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (412)
Log message:
Mechanically replaced man/* with ${PKGMANDIR}/* in the definition of
INSTALLATION_DIRS, as well as all occurrences of ${PREFIX}/man with
${PREFIX}/${PKGMANDIR}.

Fixes PR 35265, although I did not use the patch provided therein.
   2005-11-07 22:17:52 by Todd Vierling | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Add devel/sysexits bl3.
   2005-06-16 08:58:08 by Johnny C. Lam | Files touched by this commit (465)
Log message:
Create directories before installing files into them.