[CentOS] Re: question on sending mail with 5.2

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Sep 15 15:52:50 UTC 2008


on 9-12-2008 6:15 PM Jerry Geis spake the following:
> I made a little file with a From:, To: and body.
> I execute the command cat file.txt | sendmail -t -O MinQueueAge=1m
> 
> thinking that the message would try every minute to send instead of the 
> default 30m. (if the initial attempt failed of course).
> 
> This doesnt seem to have any effect?
> 
> In the event I have an important email and I want it try perhaps every 
> minute (1minute)
> to send the email how do I accomplish this from the sendmail command line?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> jerry
Just because you are pounding someone else's mail server doesn't mean it is 
going to accept it one minute after it failed.
If my servers don't accept your mail, either your server is on a blacklist, or 
I am being dossed and my servers are overloaded. If you are in a blacklist, I 
still won't accept it a minute later. If I am being dossed, it will take some 
time to resolve and the load to drop before I can accept your message. Either 
way, pounding another server every minute will cause you more grief than it is 
worth.

If you want instant point-to-point communication, use a fax machine. Or call 
ahead and let someone know it is important and they can watch for it on their end.

-- 
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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