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
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.