Postfix vs MailScanner : Slow Incoming Queue

Scott Silva ssilva at
Sat Nov 10 21:27:28 GMT 2007

on 11/10/2007 2:45 AM Glenn Steen spake the following:
> On 09/11/2007, Gerard Seibert <gerard at> wrote:
>> On Friday November 09, 2007 at 03:58:46 (AM) Glenn Steen wrote:
>> [ ... ]
>>> Ah. Great that you found it (all MTA, and OT, but still.... One could
>>> well think the ones over at the PF list would've been able to see
>>> this:-):-)... Anyway... I do think that evere other second is a bit
>>> often, you could try every 10 or 15 seconds or similar... Would mean
>>> approximately 25 deliveries in every chunk. But if the system doesn't
>>> suffer too much from the queue scans... well, every other second it
>>> is:-).
>> OK, I don't want to start a war here; however, I saw "R Wahyudi
>> <rwahyudi at>" original post on the Postfix forum. I did not see a
>> copy of his 'postconf -n' output. Without that information it would have been
>> virtually impossible for anyone to have accurately diagnosed his problem.
> As you know Gerard, I'm not the contentious type;-). No wars in sight...
> You are quite right, Rianto could have been as detailed as he (or is
> that a female name?) eventually was here, but that is not my point...
> All I say is that they could have asked for relevant information (not
> just the "use of MailScanner disqualifies you from ever getting our
> help" line).
> As you did here.
> I don't think there is any argument here, is there?
>> IMHO, he would be well served to post that information, as well as detailed
>> information regarding his network on the Postfix forum so that his problem
>> could be properly analysed. Altering the default settings as much as he
>> apparently has done does not seem correct.
> Yes,I think it a bit ... extreme... too. But with the figures of
> incoming mail s/he cites, if the qmgr really only wakeup every five
> minutes... that *will* land him/her with a seemingly slow delivery,
> there is no argumenting with that. On the other hand, I'm sure one
> could try affect the operation of the qmgr other ways that might get
> the same effect, or even some MailScanner setting.
> I'm very busy/tired ATM, so haven't spent even close to enough time
> looking at this problem ...  Perhaps shouldn't be posting on the list
> at all... Sigh - Where did things like "free time" and "relaxation"
> go?:-)
> Cheers
My free time seems to be from when my head hits the pillow to when the alarm 
clock or phone rings!  ;-P
Lately, I have been in the emergency room almost every night with my spouse 
and her condition that the doctors call "Irritable bowel syndrome" or 
translated to layman's terms "Yes she is vomiting and yes she has pain, but we 
just can't figure out what is causing it"
Trying to function at work on one or two hours of sleep is starting to get to 
me, but I have missed so much work in the last 5 years that I am afraid to 
take too much time off.
I feel for all of you with cronic conditions, and just remember that as long 
as you are on the green side of the grass, things aren't as bad as they could be.

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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