SendMail Queue...

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Tue Nov 30 18:35:43 GMT 2004

Mark Pottage wrote:
> How can I increase the queue time on sendmail.
> We are relaying mail for a customer who's exchange server has gone
> down.  Can you advise how to increase the queue length so that their
> mail doesn't get bounced back?  I think its set to 5 days at the
> moment.
> many thanks
> Mark Pottage
> Systems Administrator
> Tel:       0870 411 7914
> Mobile:  07740 578 647
> Fax:       0870 163 9001
> mark.pottage at


From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
Behalf Of Mark Spieth Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: SendMail Queue...

Look in your file for O Timeout.queuereturn=8d

Set that to how long you want items to stay in your queue. Also look at
O Timeout.queuewarn=8d change this if you don't want users emailed that
the message was undeliverable but that the system will keep trying.

Mark Spieth - Director of Internet Services


Make sure you RESTART MailScanner so that the sendmail processes read
the .cf again after your changes.


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