Re: SMTP server mode

From: Quanah Gibson-Mount <>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:35:45 -0700

--On Friday, August 17, 2012 2:28 PM -0700 SM <> wrote:

> Hi Quanah,
> At 13:58 17-08-2012, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
>> The problem I have (currently) with the milter service, is if the
>> milter service goes down, postfix doesn't queue the mail. The
>> default action is to reject. Even if I change it to hold, then it
>> requires manual intervention to pull the mail out of the hold.
> Now I understand why this feature was requested. There are already
> options to change the default action (milter_default_action). That would
> be the easier path.

As noted above, none of the options for milter_default_action do what an
(E)SMTP does when it is down. Which is allow accepting and queueing until
the service is available, with no manual intervention. The closest to that
is "quarantine", but that requires an admin to manually empty the hold


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Sr. Member of Technical Staff
Zimbra, Inc
A Division of VMware, Inc.
Zimbra ::  the leader in open source messaging and collaboration
Received on Fri Aug 17 2012 - 21:36:11 PST

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