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SubjectRe: gmail is a bit too popular..
Satyam Sharma wrote:
> On 5/7/07, John Anthony Kazos Jr. <jakj@j-a-k-j.com> wrote:
>> > In the linux-kernel -list subscribers domain popularity
>> > analysis I got following results:
>> >
>> > 2101 gmail.com
>> > 49 googlemail.com
>> > 46 gmx.de
>> > 41 redhat.com
>> > 33 yahoo.com
>> > 23 suse.de
>> > 22 gmx.net
>> > 21 comcast.net
>> >
>> >
>> > The gmail is so popular, that with their somewhat rudimentary
>> > inbound MTA software this kind of recipient masses take horrible
>> > time to feed in... Mere 0.5-0.7 seconds per recipient, but..
>> [...]
>> How about some elitism here? Dedicate a certain number of streams to
>> everything-except-gmail, so MTAs from the 21st century can get their mail
>> faster, and set the rest on gmail-only. Slows down gmail and speeds up
>> the rest?
>
> Aargh ... what did us poor folk do to deserve this? I understand ~2000
> of those Gmail users are only spectators, but most others don't have a
> choice. In my case, my university doesn't allow mailboxes to go beyond
> a certain limit and only a couple of weeks worth of lkml would eat
> that up. And I suspect other free web mail servers that offer 3 GB of
> space too would be equally slower. But I do hope someone from Google
> listened to this -- half a second per recipient ... *sucks*.

I filed a bug on it, copying Matti's email. Whether it's easily fixable
or not, I have no idea.

M.
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