Crash protection

David Lee t.d.lee at
Mon Mar 2 14:04:44 GMT 2009

On Sun, 1 Mar 2009, Julian Field wrote:

> 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
> file.

Excellent development!  Glad to see my idea coming to fruition.  Thanks.

I see you are now up to 4.75.5 .  I've just installed it on a test server. 
But I suppose it's only really going to reveal its strengths (and possible 
issues yet to be shaken down) on a production machine.

Given that I was a chief requester, naturally I feel honour-bound to help 
test it.  Could you give an indication of your production-level confidence 
in the code?  How high up the inbound MX-priority-tree should I reasonably 
think of installing it at present?


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