MailScanner is processing queue every 300 seconds.

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Fri Nov 29 21:27:12 GMT 2013

Batch is the clue word there specifically the setting is

This is how is should work in batches but a 5 min interval isnt right

I'd check the setting to call the second mta (sendmail2) setting is correct


On Friday, 29 November 2013, Armando Montiel wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using a mail server solution where MailScanner is used with postfix +
> cyrus-imapd.
> Any clue about why this combination of software spends 300 seconds (5
> minutes) to process and deliver email?
> This is like my server take a look in the queue and process this in a
> batch way, not individually.
> The best time I get in this scenario is when a email is received in the
> queue 15 or 20 seconds before the last processing cycle of 5 minutes has
> been performed.
> Sometime in the past this didn't happened but I am lost looking for a
> possible reason.
> Which MailScanner variables could make this effect?
> Thank you.

Martin Hepworth, CISSP
Oxford, UK
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