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On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 09:09:49PM +0000, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> >2) If you do ***QUEUE*** the mail on the gateway, then all you need
> >to do is turn on the flow to the mailbox server when you're done,
> >and Postfix will deliver it to the mailbox server.
> hence why I wanted to duplicate the delivery queue (or whatever queue
> would be involved) and redirect a *copy* into a new queue that holds/defers.
> When I am done, I can suspend incoming mail temporarily at the firewall,
> drop the mb server, then reconfigure the queues and deliver.
> I would simply defer all weekend as I have done for years, but this time
> around my need came too quick to implement more orthodox methods
> and I need to interact with several recipients mail in the meantime.
If you need to read mail for several mailboxes during the down-time, bcc
a copy of the mail for just those recipients to an alternate location,
which will not be down. All other mail can queue for the usual destination
to be back up.