Moving internal SMART_HOST; MailScanner is our gateway

Jim Levie jim at ENTROPHY-FREE.NET
Fri Dec 20 16:22:44 GMT 2002

On Thu, 2002-12-19 at 10:50, Eric Newsom 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!
It sounds like your MailScanner system may be a relay for mail from
outside to internal mail servers. If that's the case, just shut down the
inside servers that you will be moving. Sendmail will happily queue up
the outgoing mail and when the servers come back on line it will deliver
The instructions said to use Windows 98 or better, so I installed

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