Notify Senders

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Tue Jun 25 01:31:54 IST 2002

My understanding is that you can make a change and not restart mailscanner.
In the .conf, there is a line that says Restart Every = 14400 # 4 hours.
The changes would be picked up at that point.  If you want the changes to
take effect immediately, you'd have to restart mailscanner yourself.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Nienberg" <mark at TIPPINGMAR.COM>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 6:11 PM
Subject: Notify Senders

> I use
> "Notify Senders = no"
> because I'm a little reluctant to send automated mail to someone outside
> our office (possibly a client).  For sensitive relationships I'd rather
> call the client and explain the problem personally, without implying
> that he or she did something stupid (even if he or she did something
> stupid).  At the same time, I have
> "Deliver From Local Domain = no"
> because I don't want an outsider to know that one of my users tried to
> send them something bad.
> With this arrangement, if one of my users sends a message with a virus,
> (or more likely, a message with a poorly named attachment") the message
> is deleted and only I, as the postmaster, receive a warning.  I guess
> what I would prefer is something like
> "Notify Senders = yes | no | local"
> so that my local users would know if their messages were not sent.  What
> do you think? If you think I'm being silly and I should just set "Notify
> Senders = yes", then say so!  I'm new to mailscanner, and I could be
> convinced.
> P.S. If I change a setting like this in mailscanner.conf do I have to
> restart mailscanner?

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