Re: SMTP server mode

From: Murray S. Kucherawy <>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:47:28 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 17 Aug 2012, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
>> I'm confused. If postfix tries to talk to a dead milter, what does it
>> do if not a temp-fail?
> Postfix sends the client sending the email a temp-fail, which then sends
> an error back up to the end user that their mail was not accepted for
> delivery. If the email client itself doesn't have a queuing mechanism
> (mine does thankfully), then they essentially have to throw their email
> away, or keep trying to send it until the milter is back in service.

Oh the concern is MUAs injecting, not traffic from outside. That makes
more sense now.

Received on Fri Aug 17 2012 - 22:47:54 PST

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