Can sendmail hold-on to undeliverable mail?

Can sendmail hold-on to undeliverable mail?

Post by Brian Ranki » Sun, 27 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I'm running version 8 sendmail on a Solaris 2.4 box.
All mail flows thru here from the Internet, to a Novell mail
server which distributes the mail over the LAN.  When the Novell
mail server is down, sendmail sends a message to the Unix postmaster
for each message that it can't deliver.  My question is, what happens
to the undeliverable mail?  Is it returned as undeliverable to the
sender (hopefully not) or does it queue up for delivery later?

Can someone help me determine how to set this up?  I'm afraid I'm
losing mail when I don't need to be...


Brian Rankin
Far West Laboratory for Educational Research


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Hi everyone,

I've installed Pegasus Mail for Windows v2.55 (Win32) in a Novell
network with a server running Netware 3.12 and Win95 clients. I would
like to use Pegasus in the following manner:

1. Automatically save outgoing mail as a 'guarantee' that a message was
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Help is greatly appreciated.



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