Postfix & vacation notice

Mark Sapiro mark at
Fri Dec 8 17:45:38 UTC 2017

On 12/08/2017 01:03 AM, Antony Stone wrote:
> Get the "other" instance of Postfix (ie: the one putting the mails into the 
> queue directory for MailScanner to process) to generate the messages, instead 
> of the one doing the delivery?

Unlike Sendmail, there's typically only one Postfix instance with
MailScanner. Incoming mail is placed in the hold queue and MailScanner
picks it up, processes it and requeues it in the incoming queue. See

You would need to get Postfix to put the vacation notice in the hold
queue instead of sending it. I don't offhand know how to do that if it
is even possible.

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