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On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 11:32:48PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Oct 2002, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > with enough undeliverable crap in the queue, the performance of the
> > server will degrade way beyond unacceptable to completely unusable.
> So use a second mta(on the same machine

makes no difference.  the performance degradation is due to excessive
disk i/o, which remains the same regardless of whether it's a second
instance of the mta or not.

> , or a different machine) that is just used for handling bounces
> caused by spam.

that works.  in postfix terms, use a fallback_relay - any mail not
delivered on the first attempt gets forwarded to the fallback relay.

it's a useful option for any busy list server.  it keeps the main list
server running smoothly by offloading difficult deliveries to another


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

Fabricati Diem, PVNC.
 -- motto of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch

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