messages on hold

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Tue Aug 14 09:50:29 IST 2007


This is how MS works with postfix. Postfix puts the incoming messages into a hold queue, MS reads the hold queue then drops them into the normal queue for delivery.

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Simon Jones
> Sent: 14 August 2007 09:27
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: messages on hold
> Hiya, I'm getting a lot of entries in the maillog with messages on hold.
> Anyone know why this could be happening?  Or where to start looking to
> see if I do actually have a problem, thanks!
> Here's an example;
> Aug 14 09:33:45 gate1 postfix/cleanup[3509]: CD5A26DB42A: hold: header
> Received: from [] (unknown [])??by
> (Postfix) with ESMTP id CD5A26DB42A??for
> <recipient at>; Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:33:45 +0100 (BST) from
> unknown[]; from=<sender at> to=<
> recipient at > proto=ESMTP helo=<[]
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