Feature request - Emergency mode

Ugo Bellavance ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Thu Jul 28 14:10:54 IST 2005

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Stephen Swaney wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
>>Behalf Of Ugo Bellavance
>>Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:34 PM
>>Subject: Feature request - Emergency mode
>>	Julian,
>>Could it be possible to have an email sent to an admin when MailScanner
>>enters in emergency mode (Max Normal Queue Size =).
>>This way, an admin could be warned that the queue length is abnormally
> One thing to consider with this approach is that the email may not get
> delivered in a timely fashion unless you make sure to drop it in the
> outbound queue. Remember the reason you're sending the email is that the
> incoming queue is backed up :(

Yes, I thought of that.  But I also thought that instead of using the
local MTA, we could use another server.  Yes, that is similar to what
monit would do, but I was just wondering, since there is already a test
in MailScanner that raises a flag when the treshold is hit, how easy it
would be to call a function that would send an e-mail using an external
mail server.

> Have you thought using monit to check the size of the mailq. You could write
> a simple cron job script that changes the size of a file if the incoming
> mailq gets larger than "Max Normal Queue Size =". Then use monit to check
> for change in the size of that file.

That is indeed a good idea.


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