Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Nov 12 09:21:07 GMT 2003

At 07:50 12/11/2003, you wrote:
>On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 02:46, Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> >I would like to know why it is safe exactly...   MailScanner leaves a
> >copy of the message somewhere while it works on it?
>If I understand it correctly...
>MailScanner leaves the original message in the incoming queue (just
>locks the files) until it has been processed.  At that point (assuming
>no changes are needed) the message is linked in the outgoing queue and
>unlinked in the incoming.  In other words the message is always on the
>disk, it doesn't even get copied, just moved (which is far more

Correct. You can pull the power out of MailScanner at any time you like, it
won't lose anything.
Julian Field
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