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Sendmail Question

On Nov 4, 2009, at 9:28 AM, Dave Peters wrote:
> Sendmail queue's default setting is 1 hour on /etc/sysconfig/sendmail/
> Our mailq in our mail server is around 2000 messages.
> I have added 6 mqueue g1 - g6 in /var/spool/mqueue and modify  
> My question is do I need to modify the queue setting to 30m instead  
> of 1 hour?

Need?  No.  Want?  It depends.  You've just multiplied your outgoing  
mail load by a factor of 6.  I suggest leaving the run interval alone  
for now and watching the queue run times for a few weeks.  Then set  
your run interval to avoid too many overlapping queue runs.

--Rich P.

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