Mail server migration and HOLDing mail at Mailscanner

Jerry Benton jerry.benton at
Tue Mar 8 04:38:37 UTC 2016

If you shut down MailScanner and Postfix, obviously no email will be processed. You can also shut down MailScanner and make sure Postfix is started and it will accept the email and hold it in /var/spool/postfix/hold until you start MailScanner again. 

Jerry Benton

> On Mar 7, 2016, at 8:41 PM, Simon Buchanan <greminn at> wrote:
> Hi There,
> We have Mailscanner/postfix setup on centos and working well. It delivers mail to two seperate mail servers (dovecot and dbmail) depending on the domain (most clients are on our new dovecot platform, a few are on our old dbmail platform). 
> dovecot is delivered via
> dbmail is delivered via a dbmail-lmtp service:
> We are about to perform a lengthy migration of the dbmail server, and need to simply stop Mailscanner processing mail for dbmail  until we are back up and running again. Is there anyway todo this, or is this a postfix question?
> Thanks!
> Simon
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