[Mailman-Users] Incoming Mail not being processed?

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Nov 19 04:26:45 CET 2008

Jewel writes:
 > Brad Knowles wrote:
 > > jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu wrote:
 > >
 > >> I am using Postfix and when I send a test to the mailman list, which I
 > >> am a member of I can see it being sent in the maillog:
 > >> Nov 18 17:39:42 lists postfix/smtp[3953]: DBFB98C0011:
 > >> to=<jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu>,
 > >> relay=ims.washburnlaw.edu[]:25, delay=0.11,
 > >> delays=0.03/0.02/0.05/0.01, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 Message accepted
 > >> for delivery)
 > >
 > > Okay, so look for more lines like this in your postfix log, 
 > > specifically you're looking for lines with a high value in the 
 > > "delay=" field.
 > _This is my postfix mail log - so if I see it was sent here like the 
 > above example doesn't that mean it has left my machine and it out of my 
 > control at that point?_

Yes.  What Brad said is to look for more like it with longer delays.
Something like

    grep 'delay=[1-9]' $POSTFIX_LOG

will catch really bad delays (> 1 second) for you.

 > That rate-limiting would make sense because I am forwarding all the mail 
 > to a relay which can only deliver 2-3 messages per second._


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