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Re: Processing after the end of DATA

2010-08-11 09:27:12

Tony Finch wrote:
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:

My rendering of the same: Back then, sensible admins set up outbound queues everywhere, but had most hosts punt to a special relay, so that long-queued mail is kept in one place. Good practice now too. I wouldn't call that a submission server, but what is the proper name for it?

Again you are talking about outgoing email. Dave's question is about what you do with incoming email: How much do you do before replying to <CRLF>.<CRLF>?

A "smart host" is a general purpose outgoing SMTP relay for use by stub or queueless SMTP clients.

+1, i.e, like a list server.

Right, if we want to gain some level of insight for some "adjusted" guidelines with these increasing DATA processing SMTP frameworks, product field operations experiences has shown the SMTP recommended 10 minutes is not the common timeout - its more like 3-5 minutes as a pretty safe value for worst case DATA delays.

A Global Timeout is a suggested design requirement to make sure all DATA scripts finished within the expected SMTP guideline. For us, the default value was set around 5 mins.


Hector Santos