[Mimedefang] sendmail as mail proxy

Tim Kramer kramer.tim at cox.net
Tue Jul 9 23:48:01 EDT 2002

Hmm... Not knowing Milter, I have to ask:

Given a qf and df file in /var/spool/mqueue, would MIMEDefang be called
if issue "sendmail -q"?

- Tim

On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 19:29, David F. Skoll wrote:
> On 9 Jul 2002, Tim Kramer wrote:
> > My incoming mail has a background level of 1-3 msgs per second with 5
> > daily spikes of up to 12,000 msgs in a 5 minute period (works out to an
> > average of 40 per second)
> Woah!!
> There was a suggestion on comp.mail.sendmail that when the system is
> overloaded (e.g., when all filters are busy), MIMEDefang should copy
> messages to a queue directory without scanning them, and return a
> SMFIS_DISCARD code to Sendmail.  A background process continuously
> empties the queue directory by scanning and remailing the messages.
> That way, huge spikes are automatically serialized and the load is
> smoothed out.  As long as your box can handle the average load
> comfortably, the queue would not grow unbounded.
> Would there be interest in my implementing something like this?  Would
> anyone be willing to support this financially? :-)
> Regards,
> David.
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