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From: Steve Campbell
Date: 2006-06-08 13:38:54 -0400
Subject: Re: milter-limit.cf file

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Replying to myself, after rereading the description of usage - sorry for the 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Campbell" <campbell@cnpapers.com>
To: <milters@milter.info>
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 11:50 AM
Subject: [milters] milter-limit.cf file

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> I am just starting to use milter-limit. The installation refers to an 
> example /etc/mail/milter-limit.cf file, which was not installed. I would 
> like to get a feel for the format of this file, please. Should it be 
> something like:
> p later v info
> -p later -v info
> or what? Maybe parameters on separate lines? This is just a guessing game 
> right now.

Just re-read the Usage part of the web site. I think you will find the 
answer there.


> I have tested and the second appears to be proper, but are there any other 
> things that go in this?
> Posting the sample might be nice.
> As a side note, I tested using my account, placing a limit of 1 message 
> per 10 minute period. I then sent myself 2 messages. The log file 
> indicated proper trapping, but said "Rejected". About fifteen minutes 
> later, I received the second email. Can someone explain, firstly, if 
> "reject" is displayed when the email is to be later delivered, what is the 
> timing of the retry and how it is configured (is this the sendmail retry), 
> and where the message is queued until redelivered? I am guessing that the 
> message receives a new msg ID, but I didn't explore this until after the 
> message was delivered. My main concern is that I would like to use this on 
> a mailing list to limit the output. If these are queued somewhere other 
> than the normal df/qf files, should I allow for the extra disk space or 
> anything like that?

Again, reread the website description. Concentrate on what it is saying to 
you, and try to place a different emphasis on how it is saying it. 
"temporarily rejected until the next time period begins" means that if you 
set 10 minutes as the time frame, it will not un-reject any email for 
another 10 minutes. Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone.

I still don't know how the files are queued for redelivery, though.


> Thanks for any help. I have been googling for an answer, but haven't hit 
> the right words yet. I have found the post and response of Jan./2006 on 
> the archives, but the similar question was not answered specifically.
> Steve Campbell
> campbell@cnpapers.com
> Charleston Newspapers

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