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264280Re: Messages held in hold queue didn't bounce after release

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  • Sahil Tandon
    Apr 1, 2010
      On Thu, 01 Apr 2010, Daniel Cizinsky wrote:

      > Although documentation is very clear about it following didn't work as
      > expected:
      > 1. I put a message, which wasn't able to go through to recipients on hold
      > (it was sent on 17th March, on hold from about 18th) using postsuper -h ID.
      > 2. Today I released the message using postsuper -H ID. I wanted it to be
      > bounced back to the sender. But it was delivered (private data changed):
      > Apr 1 22:04:07 machine postfix/smtp[23964]: ID: to=<recipent@...>,
      > relay=mail.server.com[]:25, delay=1339602,
      > delays=1339519/0.01/2/81, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 Mail 1234 queued
      > for delivery)
      > I have explicitly (for sure) stated in main.cf:
      > maximal_queue_lifetime = 5d
      > What's wrong? Is the queue lifetime valid only for locally delivered mail?

      From postsuper(1):

      Note: while mail is "on hold" it will not expire when its time in the
      queue exceeds the maximal_queue_lifetime or bounce_queue_lifetime
      setting. It becomes subject to expiration after it is released from

      Sahil Tandon <sahil@...>
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