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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004

    Qmail Queuelifetime

    Normally what is the value for queuelifetime? Currently too many viruses and spams causing a lot of bounce I am thinking of shortening it. Any optimum value for this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Quick look at the qmail source says:

    qmail-showctl.c: do_int("queuelifetime","604800","Message lifetime in the queue is "," seconds");

    SO the default is 604800 seconds = 7 days. You can probably shorten it to 1 day or even 12 hours... normally email should be delivered successfully within 12 hours, unless it's spam . Well, that's my opinion at least.
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  3. #3

    We have ours set to two days.

    There is always the possibility that a host is down for a day.

    Thank you.
    Peter M. Abraham
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