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Re: General SMTP/MTA Question



On 1/13/07, Evan Klitzke <eklitzke lists gmail com> wrote:
How resistant are most MTAs to this kind of failure? In other words, how
realistic is it to expect that someone else's MTA trying to deliver mail
to mine will hold it in its mail queue and retry sending long enough for
it to get through? Will this actually happen, or would a typical MTA
just drop the message from its mail queue if the domain wasn't reachable
(or not accepting connections on port 25)? I am hoping some veteran
sysadmins on the list will have enough experience to know what to
expect.

MTAs queue up mail that they cannot immediately deliver.  It happens
all the time, you just don't see it.  How long will a remote mail
server queue mail for you before giving up?  That depends on the
values set by the sysadmin at that site.

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Jeremy L. Gaddis, MCP, GCWN
http://www.linuxwiz.net/



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