incoming directory

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Nov 25 20:54:51 GMT 2002

At 20:43 25/11/2002, you wrote:
>Just to clarify, I didn't mean the directory, I meant the
>directory where mailscanner does its scratch work, "Incoming Work Dir"
>in the 3.x config file.  I could be wrong, but I assume from the usage
>patterns in my directory that it keeps the message in there
>until it's done doing the "work".  So, if the power were to go out, I'd
>lose the "work", but not the message.  I'm ok with that.
>(but if that's not a correct assumption on my part, I'd be happy to
>hear it)

You're right, it doesn't remove anything from the incoming queue until the
output message is safely in the output queue. So no power out can lose any
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
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Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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