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Re: postqueue -p && postsuper ageout, transfer, ...

From: Victor Duchovni <Victor.Duchovni_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 27 2010 - 17:11:00 GMT

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 07:33:39AM +0200, Rok Poto??nik wrote:

> It's not just incoming email but outgoing as well. A lot of customers are
> using our smtp even thought we don't host their domain, either in the MUA
> directly or a smart relay on their MTA, and we also block outgoing smtp
> traffic (except the one to our servers) for customers with dynamically
> allocated IP addresses.

For outgoing mail sent by legitimate customers the right behaviour is
to queue it for a reasonable period of time (RFC recommendation is
at least 5 days, but 2 days is a not uncommon practical deviation).

Coupled with a sensible delay_warning_time (2-4 hours) on the outbound
relay, and perhaps an "smtp_fallback_relay" to keep the primary
queue uncongested, no manual intervention in the queue is warranted
or desirable.

-- Viktor.