sendmail program mail getting queued
In this example, mail using the sendmail
program mailer for delivery is getting queued rather than
/usr/sbin/sendmail -bv it_unix_primary
IT_UNIX_PRIMARY";... deliverable: mailer prog, user
The reason the mail is queued is because the prog mailer is "expensive" and HoldExpensive is effectively
set to true. If HostExpensive is set to true, mail delivered to
expensive mailers will not be delivered immediately, but will be
processed during the next queue run.
$ grep ^Mprog
S=EnvFromL/HdrFromL, R=EnvToL/HdrToL, D=$z:/,
The "e" in F= above indicates the mailer is expensive.
e This mailer
is expensive to connect to, so try to avoid connecting normally; any
will occur during a queue run.
See also option HoldExpensive.
HoldExpensive may be
either true, false, have no boolean value,
or be missing entirely from sendmail.cf.
True -- Expensive mail is queued
False -- Expensive mail is not queued
Boolean value missing -- Expensive mail is queued
Missing entirely -- Expensive mail is not queued
In this case, the boolean value is missing, so expensive mail is
queued. To set HoldExpensive
to false, place the
following in sendmail.mc:
As usual, rebuild sendmail.cf,
and reload the sendmail
configuration to have the change take effect.
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Last modified: 2007/05/08