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?
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.