Hi Paul,

On Fri, 25 Oct 2002 01:10:58 -0700
Paul Theodoropoulos <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>>> 1) if there is a comparable way to defer delivery for a virtual
>>> domain, similar to setting the sticky bit on a home directory

>> Shut down the SMTP server.
>> The mails that would like to come in from outside should sit in mail
>> queue on the other end for 5 days while your SMTP is not accessible,

> There is no guarantee that any site will hold the messages for five
> days, as there is no stipulation in the RFC's for queue hold
> intervals, to the best of my knowledge. Five days is a
> traditional/customary interval, but not a requirement. Many sites use
> shorter queues due to high volume, and the high cost of attempting
> redelivery of messages that are unlikely to ever go through if they
> don't go through within the first few hours. I use 72 hours for most
> of my servers.

You're right. 5 days is only the 'default' most queues are set up to.

But as Justin asked for disabling delivery for 'a short amount of time'
I guess even 72 hours would be quite enough :-)

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