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Mailman is software that lets you manage electronic mailing lists. It supports a wide range of mailing list types, such as general discussion lists and announce-only lists. Mailman is integrated with the web, making it easy for users to manage their accounts and for list owners to administer their lists. Mailman supports built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing, content filtering, digest delivery, spam filters, and more. If you have large mailman lists, you may receive bounced messages. Exim seems to have problems with sending more than 500 emails at a time. Mailman by default will attempt to send this many. To avoid this type of issue, please follow the below given steps:

1) Login to your server as a root user. You can use the following command to ssh your server:

$ ssh root@ipaddress

Note: Please change the ipaddress with your server IP address.

2) Open the file: /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py using your favorite text editor. Here I am using ‘vi’ text editor.

$ vi /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py

3) Make the following changes to the mentioned file.

# Max recipients for each message


# Max messages sent in each SMTP connection


4) Save it and exit from the file.

Please first make sure that a high enough hourly limit for sending email was set in the WHM Server Settings. To set a high email hourly limit from your WHM interface, please follow the below given steps:

1) Login to the WHM.

2) Once logged into the WHM, please go to ‘Tweak Settings’ under the section ‘Server Configuration’.

3) Locate and go to the tab “Mail”.

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4) You can set the desired value in the text box next to the “max hourly emails per domain”. Please remember to select the radio button near the text box, so that you can write into the box. To disable the limit and allow the accounts to send unlimited emails, please select the radio button “Unlimited”

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5) When the desired value is entered, please click on the button ‘Save’ in the bottom.

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