[Mailman-Users] temporary delivery error

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Fri Mar 25 20:00:12 CET 2005

On 3/25/2005 10:35, "Ross Anderson" <rosander at owbn.org> wrote:

>     I've been struggling with a delivery error on mailman that I could
> use some help with. I'm using postfix w/ amavis-new and cyrus for local
> users. The trouble I'm having is when a local users have exceeded thier
> quota, the messages sent by mailman gets stuck in a  temporary delivery
> error. Does anyone have suggestions as to what I need to focus on? I've
> read cyrus, postfix, and mailman lists and haven't had much luck
> locating this error. Any suggestions appreciated. Conf files avail on
> request.
Well, you're seeing basically reasonable behavior.  A site which imposes
quotas can either reject temporarily when a user is over quote, or reject
permanently the first time the message is offered.

The former assumes that users are reasonable, and will clear out their quota
problem fairly soon.  The latter assumes that users are ignoring their mail.

If you want to change the behavior, the Postfix configuration (about which I
know nothing) would be the place to look.  Interestingly, the O'Reilly book
"Postfix, The Definitive Guide" (my copy was printed in Dec 2003...first
edition) does not mention "quota" in its index.


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