Outgoing mail problems

Thomas DuVally thomas_duvally at BROWN.EDU
Fri Dec 6 16:39:30 GMT 2002

Thanks again!  You were right!

On Fri, 2002-12-06 at 04:10, Julian Field wrote:
> It's likely to be load-related. Once the load average reaches a level set
> in the sendmail.cf file, sendmail will ignore requests to deliver messages
> and will just queue them. MailScanner can cause a very high load figure
> (though most of the processes are waiting on network input, so the figure
> is misleading) and this can cause sendmail to stop delivering for a while.
> Check your sendmail.cf file for the lines
> O QueueLA
> O RefuseLA
> O DelayLA
> and the "uptime" command will show your current 1 min, 5 min and 15 minute
> load averages. It's the first one that matters to sendmail.

> --
> Julian Field
> www.MailScanner.info
> MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support
Thomas DuVally
Lead Sys. Prog.
CIS, Brown Univ.

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