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Re: Processing after the end of DATA

2010-08-10 12:07:39

On 8/10/2010 9:31 AM, Tony Finch wrote:
In my experience mailers don't do delivery during the incoming SMTP
conversation, which sounds like a significant change relative to the
problematic mailers of the late 1980s.

As I recall, delivermail didn't do queuing. So, yes, the delivery attempt was immediate.

Sendmail behaved the same way, for a first attempt, and did queuing only if that attempt failed.

MMDF always did queuing first, spawning a delivery attempt afterward. (Submission and delivery were independent Unix processes.)



  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking