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Christopher Adams adamsca at gmail.com
Tue May 14 21:43:32 CEST 2013

Thank you, Mark.

SMTPHOST = 'localhost' in Defaults.py

The out/ queue is now clear and processing mail. I'll see how it goes.
Thanks, again.

On another note, what are thoughts about utilizing SpamAssasin or other
spam software with Postfix and Mailman. It seems that a lot of the traffic
that is going through the Mailman server is spam, quite a bit which is
flagged and blocked by using RBLS in  postfix smptd_recipient_restrictions.
I am seeing upwards to 8,000 messages blocked every day. Is there a more
efficient way to manage this without making it a full time job? :>)

On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 05/14/2013 09:28 AM, Christopher Adams wrote:
> >
> > Then, this morning, I read another post about dns lookups in Postfix
> main.cf.
> > A poster said that he modifed his smtpd_recipient_restrictions  and put
> > permit_mynetworks at the top. So, I followed this and restarted Postfix.
> >
> > I immediately saw mail flowing and the out/q queue emptied and mail began
> > to come in. I'm not sure exactly why it had that affect.
> So, Mailman is delivering via the local Postfix and not directly to the
> remote server.
> Postfix was doing DNS lookups on the sending domain for all messages
> which slowed it way down. You avoided this by the change you made.
> > So, I have a final question. Should I move the .pck and .bak (renamed to
> > .pck) files back to the out/ queue. If so, should I stop mailman before
> > doing this.
> You can move the .pck files back without stopping/starting Mailman.
> If you move the .bak files without renaming them, they won't be
> processed until you restart Mailman. If you rename them to .pck, they
> will be processed along with the others without a restart.
> BUT, the messages in the .bak files have been 'partially' processed and
> possibly delivered to some recipients. You can examine the .bak files
> with bin/dumpdb -p to see what they contain and decide if you want to
> reprocess them.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

Christopher Adams
adamsca at gmail.com

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