delaying mails

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Mon Oct 6 17:48:25 IST 2014

I’d look at that as more of a client side issue.  Put the email client in “off-line” mode and when they want to view new mails they can just click the little icon that pulls down new email.  One could do this quite easily in Thunderbird; just set it to not download automatically at startup, nor to check every X minutes.  It’s not fully off-line, in that one can still send without having to go through any additional machinations.

Other email clients will vary in their functionality of course…

Kevin Miller
Network/email Administrator, CBJ MIS Dept.
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 586-0242, Fax: (907) 586-4500
Registered Linux User No: 307357

From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of ja at
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 3:16 AM
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Subject: delaying mails


its not a spam issue so maybe a bit off topic but Im just thinking if maybe this is something mailscanner could do anyway or if anyone would maybe thing ahh you can do this...

we are scanning incomming mail for a domain XXXX - not all users, but some/most we want to control WHEN they get the emails. During most of the working hours we want some of the users to have "a break" (yes they could just close the mail program :) ). Could we in anyway force this by accepting the mails to the mailserver/mailscanner but delay the relay until after ie. 18.00 hours. During off hours all mails are delivered straight away. Our mailserver does not support anything like this. Also since its not ALL of the users/domains we cannot just shutdown the firewall AND we dont want the sender of the email to get a "delayed" report.

ideas? know of a proxy smtp or something other or something smart in MailScanner ?

best regards

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