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Changing QMail defaults

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by neuromancer, May 27, 2005.

  1. neuromancer

    neuromancer Guest

    The default setting in the Plesk 7.5.2 (RHEL AS 3) installation of qmail appears to be 7 days. Nowadays, it's quite useless for one to find out that the email they sent out didn't get to its intended destination for 7 days...been getting a lot of complaints about it.

    I'd like to set it to something a bit more realistic, like 24 hours. How is this done? Through Plesk? Or a conf file. I looked around but couldn't find any conf files associated with qmail that appears to fit the bill.

    It would be nice to have a notifier too, that sends a notification to the sender when the sending process is hung up for any reason:

    "Your mail to so-and-so could not be sent after x hours. I'll keep trying for x days"


  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    Look for the file

    If it does not exist, then create one with a single line which contains a number representing the number of seconds that messages will stay in queue. Only put the number...

    4 hrs = 14400
    8 hrs = 18800
    24 hrs = 86400 secs

    Also see this other thread about other Qmail settings files


    Even though it was originally about double bounces, it has good info on additional Qmail settings