Moving internal SMART_HOST; MailScanner is our gateway

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Dec 19 17:36:03 GMT 2002

At 16:50 19/12/2002, you wrote:
>We are relocating our computer room tomorrow to another facility across
>town.  During the move, I want to hold all mail at the MailScanner gateway
>without attempting delivery or bouncing the inbound email back to the
>senders as our company cannot afford to miss any email.
>I tried adding:
>define(`confDELIVERY_MODE', `queueonly')
>to m4 config and running it to update the, but mail is
>delivered anyway.
>Will I need to modify the sendmail/mailscanner startup scripts in init.d?
>As a fairly new Linux guy, I'd really hate to screw-up those files.  Any
>help given to me will be greatly appreciated!
>Thanks for you time!

I would just shutdown all your sendmail processes on your MX hosts. Mail
will queue at the other end, ie on the servers around the world trying to
send you mail. They will quite happily queue it for a few days, that way
your end is kept nice and simple.
Julian Field
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