Scott Silva ssilva at
Thu Dec 18 17:24:40 GMT 2008

on 12-18-2008 8:50 AM James Shupe spake the following:
> On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 16:38 +0100, Carlo Granisso wrote:
>> Hello everybody.
>> I've a combination of postfix and mailscanner to filter my mails.
>> From friday I've problem with bounce mail.
>> In postfix queue I've lots of messages of "MAILER-DAEMON".
>> Mail queue reached about 2000 of bounce messages.
>> So in postfix I've put:
>> bounce_queue_lifetime = 10s
>> maximal_queue_lifetime = 120s
>> Queue is working better but in mail.log I've lots o lines with:
>> Dec 18 16:37:10 filtro1 postfix/smtpd[17725]: lost connection after
>> DATA (0 bytes) from XXXXXX
>> or
>> Dec 18 16:32:13 filtro1 postfix/smtpd[17357]: lost connection after
>> CONNECT from 
>> Have you got ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Carlo
> This isn't an answer to your question, but rather a thought about your
> post. These mailing lists are archived for later searching and
> non-descriptive subjects such as "PROBLEM" or "HELP PLZ" (we've all seen
> these) dampen that process. Also, many people on these lists selectively
> read through these posts based on the subject lines. Using a specific
> subject line in your post will both waste less time and increase the
> likelihood of somebody being able to assist you.
> As for your problem, sender verification is probably a large part of
> your problem. If you're going to set bounce_queue_lifetime so short,
> just set it to 0. That way it will only be tried once. I wouldn't set
> maximal_queue_lifetime so short, as it will eventually come back to bite
> you when somebody's server is down for a short period of time, and it
> probably breaks communications with servers that employ greylisting.
And also, posting anything in ALL CAPS is considered shouting, and is somewhat
rude. Most people on this list and others like it are already overworked and
underpaid, and help when they have time. Shouting will not get you noticed, it
will get you ignored.

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You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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