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I'd like sendmail to process the queue in a slow fashion.

In order to do that, Is there a way to configure it so it sends N messages every T minutes ?


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Just curious: why sendmail? On an other thought: what's the task you are actually trying to solve? –  Janoszen May 21 '13 at 13:42
I have a single rather small mailing list, and don't think majordomo is worth the configuring effort (or is it?) –  xain May 21 '13 at 15:06
Could you describe problems with sending your mailing list? Because IMHO solution you want to implement is "suboptimal" in most cases. –  Andrzej A. Filip May 21 '13 at 17:37
I started to do a small mailing list in Exim a few years back. It doesn't have rate limiting options, but that should be easy to add. It's not sendmail, but Exim may prove to be a lot more handy and flexible at stuff like this. –  Janoszen May 22 '13 at 12:07

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