delaying mails

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Mon Oct 6 20:33:22 IST 2014

Other than Kevins advice one just have to agree, this is fairly off-topic
since MailScanner isn't involved in the SMTP bits at all... But the "local"
MTA may be able to generate tempfail errors for the users involved, and you
could manage two sets of rules for them and use a cron job to switch
between the tempfail and the "accepting" one. Should be fairly easy i
Postfix, for example, and would possibly be construed as solving your

-- Glenn
Den 6 okt 2014 13:51 skrev "ja at" <ja at>:

>  hi
> 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
> Jan
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