On Fri, 2002-10-25 at 04:26, Peter Palmreuther wrote:
> 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 :-)

Along those lines, you could always setup a 2nd mailserver (MX) to just
store and forward.  Setup the smtproutes to an invalid IP, and let the
mail sit in the queue until you're ready.


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