./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.

Required to build:

Master sites:

Filesize: 34.037 KB

Version history: (Expand)

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   2021-10-26 12:54:34 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (356)
Log message:
mail: Replace RMD160 checksums with BLAKE2s checksums

All checksums have been double-checked against existing RMD160 and
SHA512 hashes

The following distfiles were unfetchable (possibly fetched

./mail/qmail/distinfo netqmail-1.05-TAI-leapsecs.patch
   2021-10-07 16:25:52 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (357)
Log message:
mail: Remove SHA1 hashes for distfiles
   2021-04-24 00:26:10 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
bulk_mailer: remove dead download link
   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)
Log message:
Update bulk_mailer to 1.13nb1:
    Apply patch from Todd Kover to avoid strndup() related build issues on
    some platforms.