SA times out

Jason Ede J.Ede at
Sat Apr 5 20:53:53 IST 2008

How about ability to define an action for an email if sa times out? Such as quarantine etc? If could store it in queue format then could easily pipe it back in to ms to debug?


-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field <MailScanner at>
Sent: 05 April 2008 16:09
To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at>
Subject: Re: SA times out

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Julian Field wrote on Fri, 04 Apr 2008 22:45:15 +0100:
>> You can stop MailScanner completely, then restart the incoming sendmail
>> (or whatever MTA you use) so that you are providing email service to
>> your users. Then run MailScanner on the particular ID you want to test
>> it with. Then when you are happy, resume normal operation.
> That is what I did (just killall MailScanner), but you can have a few
> mails piling up there ;-) With the option of a separate queue directory
> you have "all the time of the world".
All done. It will be in the next release.
For reference, "MailScanner --help" does what you would expect.


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