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Sun Mar 1 14:21:16 GMT 2009
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I have just released version 4.75.2, which has the new feature some
people have been asking for.
Implemented crash-protection, by limiting the number of attempts made at
processing any given message. There are 2 new configuration settings:
"Maximum Processing Attempts" which is set to 6 by default, and
"Processing Attempts Database" which is set to
/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/Processing.db by default.
To disable this feature, just set "Maximum Processing Attempts = 0".
To clean out the database, just stop MailScanner and delete the database
It's enabled by default in this beta.
It currently just runs a counter of the number of times the message has
been attempted. I didn't want to make it time-based, as then you would
run into trouble if for some reason you stopped MailScanner but left the
incoming MTA open, so you could work on the system while not rejecting
mail. Then there might be quite a big gap between the time it arrived in
the queue and the time it is processed.
All suggestions on how to improve this feature are most welcome!
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
Buy the MailScanner book at www.MailScanner.info/store
MailScanner customisation, or any advanced system administration help?
Contact me at Jules at Jules.FM
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