Re: why trying to contact port 25 popov.debian.org
On Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:54:28 -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> A VM running squeeze started trying to send email to popov.debian.org
> several days ago (I assume: it's trying port 25).
> http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi says this server is for popcon, and
> that was my first thought. But /etc/popularity-contest.conf says
> which I thought meant it would use http.
> Have I misunderstood? Is this a bug?
Q) How can I prevent popularity-contest from sending reports via email?
A) This is not recommended. Reports are sent by email only when the HTTP
submission fails, which is generally caused by a temporary lack of
internet connectivity. By contrast, reports sent by email are stored in
the mail server queue until the internet connectivity is back.
Nevertheless, you can prevent popularity-contest from sending reports via
email by adding
You can try with this.