Thanks for the answer, I should be a bit more specific.
All our customers used to send an ETRN command to Eircom's relay host to
dequeuing waiting mail to their server (i.e. external mail destined for
their server, but mailbagged at Eircom.net). I already do flush the local
queue in ip-up.local by sending a sendmail -q command when the connection is
Now we've been told to send an EHLO command instead and that ETRN is no
longer supported. I've only ever done this under 'doze apps, so I'm not
sure what the procedure is with Linux-based mail servers. I've got some
info on fetchmail, so I'll see if that solves my problem.
>> How do you mean "de-queuing"??
>> EHLO is sent to the SMTP server @ eircom.net _from_ your mail
> server when it sends mails to it. Is this what you want
> to happen? Maybe doing a postfix flush after the connection
> has gone live would then be appropriate to flush you
> local mail queue to the mail server @ eircomm?? ;)
>> If you're talking about "de-queuing" in the sense that you
> want to _get_ mails for your account with eircomm, I'd start
> reading up on fetchmail, and get that going.
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