[Mimedefang] mysql mimedefang

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Thu Jul 3 12:17:01 EDT 2003

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, alan premselaar wrote:

> open(FD, ">> /etc/mail/spam_disabled_users.txt") || die "unable to open
> spam_disabled_users.txt file";

Calling "die" in a filter is Very Bad Form.  It terminates the slave,
tempfails the mail, and gets the multiplexor very cranky. :-)

If something goes dramatically wrong and you need to tempfail mail,
use action_tempfail() instead.  You should try at all costs to avoid
killing a slave, because starting a new slave is the single most
expensive operation on most mail servers.


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