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Re: using zmailer for serious production
On 5 Jul 1997, Sean M. Doran wrote:
> > As stated in the documentation, the correct way to keep the queue empty
> > is by running sendmail as "sendmail -bd -q10m", which run the queue every
> > 10 minutes.
> The problem is that sendfail(8) tends to block on things,
> and when blocked, -q<time> simply doesn't work.
> So if you happen to have a series of messages that
> overwhelm your bendmail(8)'s abilities to process them,
> you end up with no mail delivery at all.
All recent version of Sendmail offer multi-threaded queue processing.
> > Remember that in sendmail, messages only go into the queue, if initial
> > delivery fails.
> It can take a long time to get a NOERROR...
Doesn't matter. That process just sits and waits, and doesn't block the
queue. Messages only go into the queue, if the first delivery fails.