[Mailman-Users] delay before sending out emails

Matthew Dickinson matt at mattd.org
Fri Dec 8 04:22:52 CET 2000

it's not a problem as such, and indeed the 30 seconds is nothing for a
wait anyways, i was just a little curious/interested due to the difference
of two apparent similar setups (mine queues, my friends doesn't) i was
just wondering if this had been seen before, or if it was a feature i
really was missing.


On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, Dan Mick wrote:

> I believe this is how it's designed to work.  *All* outgoing mails
> are queued, and eventually delivered by qrunner.
> >From post:
>     # Immediately queue the message for the qrunner to deliver, mostly likely
>     # about a minute from now.  The advantage to this approach is that
>     # messages should never get lost -- some MTAs have a hard limit to the
>     # time a filter prog can run.  Postfix is a good example; if the limit is
>     # hit, the proc is SIGKILL'd giving us no chance to save the message.  It
>     # could take a long time to acquire the lock.  This way we're fairly safe
>     # against catastrophe at the expense of more disk I/O.
> Is the average of the extra 30 seconds a problem?
> > i'm running version 2.0 and have upgraded from beta5 then beta6 and still
> > have the same problem.
> > 
> > When a mail is sent to the list (looking at /var/log/maillog we
> > see: status=sent ("| /home/mailman/mail/wrapper post old") ) it gets to
> > the right place. I am under the impression that it should deliver
> > immediately, but it doesn't. Instead it waits for the next minute to
> > arrive and the failed delivery part of the cronjob takes over
> > (/usr/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner).
> > 
> > I'm running RedHat 6.2 with postfix as the MTA, apart from not sending the
> > mails out immediately, everything is fine. I've spoken to a friend of
> > mine, also running postfix (albeit under NetBSD) and his mails out
> > immediately....
> > 
> > This has got me a little stumped.. i welcome any input!
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