Huge delay delivering mail

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jun 3 13:59:26 IST 2003

At 13:00 03/06/2003, you wrote:
>I've installed mailscanner some time ago, (and I am quite happy with it ;)
>). The problem is that it takes too long between receiving the mail message
>and delivering it to the recipient.
>At first I thought it could be the batch mode. I configured it to scan all
>the messages at the moment they arrive. It still takes a lot of time to
>any tips or ideas?

Check the "Sendmail" and "Sendmail2" settings. Particularly if you aren't
using sendmail as your MTA. If these are wrong, it can end up waiting until
the next queue run happens before delivering your messages.

On a lightly loaded system, the latency through MailScanner should be 1 or
2 seconds. Anything much longer than that is wrong.
Julian Field
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