[MAILSCANNER] OT: Sendmail retries - bounce handling
vachanta at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 21 23:17:00 IST 2005
I am wondering what other people are doing in regards to Sendmail retries
regarding the bounce messages.
I think the standard practice (just a guesstimate, i havent referred to
RFCs yet) is to retry every hour for 5 days.
what is the ideal sendmail configuration to handle the bulk of outbound e-
mail to valid email addresses quickly with least preference to retries ?
i google around and found various option like having multiple queues and
moving the bounce messages to other queues and forcing retries at other
intervals. but i would like to see what other people on this list are
Right now in my current configuration the "hard-to-reach" email addresses
are creating a bottleneck for outbound email.
i know i can avoid some of these completely by going the "accepting e-mail
for the valid users" route.
But there will always be DSNs from my internal users sending out bulk e-
mails to non-existant users when they send out news letters or mass
communication e-mails.(no flames please! i dont work for a spamming company
but every org sends out some of these every now and then like monthly e-
statments or something like that)
Any pointers to ensure fast and efficient outbound email flow.
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