From: Jakma, Paul (Paul.Jakma at domain compaq.com)
Date: Mon 20 Sep 1999 - 10:56:12 IST
another couple of general sendmail dial-up tips:
- sendmail has an option for a 'fallback' host. ie try deliver direct, or
else deliver to your isp, so that mail for unreachable hosts is queued at
your connected isp, rather than on your dial-up box.
- there's a dial-up delay timeout option, which causes sendmail to retry
mail again after the timeout if host-unreachable without retiring the mail
to the queue for a certain minimum period. handy for auto-dialling links,
which might take 40/50/60 secs to come up.
- another possibility is to run the sendmail daemon in queueing mode, and
then run a script from cron every couple of minutes to process the queue,
checking for an active internet link first, and if not there only processing
local mail. (and you can use above options aswell).
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