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Re: using two exims for dialup, was Re: Using exim efficiently on a dialup machine

On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 09:21:45AM +0200, Robert Ian Smit wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 01:43:46PM +1000, Geoff Crompton wrote:
> >    Is it possible to configure exim on homepc to use dially as a smart
> >    relay, and to continually poll dially (say every 5 minutes) to try
> >    and deliver email? It could be almost a week between times that
> >    dially actually dials up (or is even turned on). I don't want the
> >    exim on homepc freezing emails if it can't send them out though.
> Have a look at RETRY CONFIGURATION in /etc/exim/exim.conf.
> I think you can make things work like you want there.
> However maybe it's a little bit dangerous to have homepc not give up
> on a message. Will you ever notice a problem with your email
> configuration if homepc blindly keeps polling your smart host?
> Bob
  Good point. I was expecting that it should be pretty much reliable,
  because I control both boxes, and the modem one would warn me if it
  can't deliver the message.
  I'll check out the RETRY, and see if I can set a timeout on the order
  of a week.


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