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ezmlm-limit is intended to limit traffic to a list in case an outside
source sends excessive messages. Traffic is limited by converting the list
to a message moderated list, or by deferring messages.
dir/loopnum. If it does not exist or contains a time stamp more than
secs seconds old, it is updated.
If it exists, contains a time stamp less than
secs seconds old, and
msgs messages or more have passed since
dir/loopnum was created,
dir/modpost. For lists set up with
ezmlm-store(1) this results in future messages being moderated.
As long as
dir/modpost does not exist,
ezmlm-store(1) will simply forward the message to
dir/modpost exists, messages will be queued for moderation. Thus, in case of error (such
as misconfigured auto responders) subscribers are spared
messages in excess of the limit. However, no messages are lost, since the
moderator(s) can (selectively) approve queued messages.
dir/modpost already exists,
ezmlm-limit will not take any action.
Resetting the list requires manual
dir/modpost. Queued messages can be managed with regular moderation
or approved in bulk with
ezmlm-limit is not required for normal lists, since qmail and
ezmlm loop detection prevent problems caused by regular bounces. However,
it affords some protection against malice, and severely misconfigured