OT: Sendmail related...

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Jun 23 18:01:44 IST 2009

on 6-23-2009 9:45 AM Steve Freegard spake the following:
> Eduardo Casarero wrote:
>> 2009/6/22 Alex Neuman <alex at rtpty.com <mailto:alex at rtpty.com>>
>>     Hi list,
>>     I've been googling around and haven't been able to figure out *how*
>>     to look for the following two things. Feel free to reply off-list if
>>     you think it's not list-worthy material.
>>     1. How do I change the "try to deliver for four days and then bounce
>>     back to the sender" to, say, two days, when using sendmail?
>> Check this values in your sendmail.cf <http://sendmail.cf> notice that
>> "queuewarn" is higher than "queuereturn", so my sendmail nevers send the
>> DSN saying "we cant send your email but we are still trying" we only
>> send the DSN "sorry after 5 days we could not send your email"
>> O Timeout.queuereturn=5d
>> #O Timeout.queuereturn.normal=5d
>> #O Timeout.queuereturn.urgent=2d
>> #O Timeout.queuereturn.non-urgent=7d
>> #O Timeout.queuereturn.dsn=5d
>> O Timeout.queuewarn=8d
> Never edit sendmail.cf directly; edit sendmail.mc and set the
> appropriate values there instead.
> On most UNIXes running 'make' in /etc/mail will build the maps and
> update sendmail.cf if sendmail.mc has been modified; so any edits to the
> sendmail.cf file will be lost.
> Regards,
> Steve.
On some linuxes, restarting sendmail will do the same thing.

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