sendmail/MS multiple outbound queues?
gmatt at nerc.ac.uk
Fri Mar 10 16:53:11 GMT 2006
On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 10:16 -0500, Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
> What may be going on is the issue of multiple recipients in the
> To: line with different domains. I found a message in my fast queue
> this morning going to a (nonresponsive) outside domain, where I
> want only "@colby.edu" messages in that queue. Checking the
> syslogs, I found that the original message was going to:
> To: user1 at colby.edu, user2 at colby.edu, user3 at slowhost.com
> After the queue runner did its thing, the message got delivered to
> the two local addresses fast, but the message hung around in
> the fast queue still trying to deliver to slowhost.com. From a
> "mailq" point of view, all I saw later was a single recipient
> message in the "wrong" queue. This is probably what you see too.
hmmm... this definitely matches some cases that I see.
I think I see what the problem is now, most of the messages are
non-delivery messages. These must be generated automatically by sendmail
and therefore dont follow the rules (and dont get logged to mailwatch).
Apologies for blaming MS for this!
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College
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