Strange mail problem

Tim Chase blinux.list at
Mon Dec 12 20:07:41 UTC 2016

On December 12, 2016, John J. Boyer wrote:
> Mutt gets the first ten if there are more. Mailq shows that the
> rest are in the queue. They are delivered in about half an hour.

Answers to a couple more questions might help track down where things
are going slow:

Are you running mailq on the mail server or on your local machine?

Also, are you running fetchmail in singledrop mode (fetching one
address worth of mail) or multidrop mode (receiving remote mail
destined for many local recipients)?

Are you using fetchmail's "--mda" (or just "-m") option to specify a
MDA manually, or is using the default of connecting to port 25 of your
localhost and then getting routed around as mail?


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