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Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Apr 4 22:57:22 IST 2008

DAve wrote:
> Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>> Julian Field wrote on Wed, 02 Apr 2008 16:45:54 +0100:
>>>>>  but perhaps a feature request could be a
>>>>> CLI switch to specify the message ID so MS only scans the particular
>>>>> message(s) that you're interested in observing.
>>>> Good idea. I'll take a look. Would a single ID do?
>>> All done. It will be in the next release.
>> Ahm, Julian, now that I have used the MS debugging feature a few 
>> times I think being able to grab a single ID may be nice, but not 
>> really helpful for a production machine. I have to disable at least 
>> MS if I want to debug (otherwise it would "steal" the queue files) 
>> and usually this is not done within a few seconds, but takes at least 
>> five minutes or more, maybe repeatedly. It would be nice if I could 
>> specify an alternative queue directory, so I can run a MailScanner 
>> instance in parallel to the production daemon and debug files from 
>> that directory while the normal sendmail/MS operation isn't affected. 
>> I think this would be much more helpful than specifying a certain ID.
>> Kai
> I second the proposal, having used the debug feature several times in 
> the last few days that would be a most excellent addition.
Okay, I'll take a look this weekend.


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