Postfix: How to delay emails

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Sansone, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sansone

    Sansone New Member

    Ubuntu (last version) + Postfix

    Hi, my postfix delivers emails to my ISP through relayhost.
    I would like to configure it to dispatch emails with a fix delay of 10 minutes.
    Which parameters should I change ?

    Thanks.
    Sansone
     
  2. Sansone

    Sansone New Member

    Any help ?
     
  3. mentes

    mentes Member

  4. Sansone

    Sansone New Member

    Thanks for your reply, it could help but it doesn't look like a the perfect solution. The problem is exactly that one but I cannot imagine there's no a quicker and simpler solution proven to work in a small company network.
    I hope someone could suggest an easierand lighter way.

    Bye
    Sansone
     
  5. Sansone

    Sansone New Member

    Really no easier solutions ?
    Why there's not a simple option in master.cf ?

    Sans1
     
  6. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

  7. Sansone

    Sansone New Member

    Hi,
    I've just tried setting it at 10m but it doesn't work. Could you be more specific please ?

    I guess this parameter works only in case you have more emails addressed to the same recipient... not my case.

    It's like Postfix is only able to send IMMEDIATELY all emails. The only settable delays are related to errore responses or minor cases.

    I can't believe nobody using postfix need to programmatically defer the email...

    Bye
    Sans1
     
  8. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    Normally you want your MTA to send mail as fast as possible .. anyway .. i think mentes' solution is the nearest possible ..
     
  9. Sansone

    Sansone New Member

    Thanks for your reply Mark_NL. I agree with you but I'm quite sure that having the possibility to cancel an email wrongly sent a few minutes earlier would be a really appreciated feature.
    Bye
    Sans1
     
  10. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    Ok, that's funny :)

    Why would that be a cool feature? How many times do you send mail to a wrong recipient? Why handle that on server level?

    If i quickly want to send someone a mail, i always need to wait 10 mins..

    :p
     
  11. Sansone

    Sansone New Member

    Last week I wrongly sent a reply to a customer instead of a forward to my collegue (I would have preferred if my customer couldn't read my "remarks" ...)
    With a 10 minutes delay in sending I could have stopped that email in time.
    Sometime even just once could be more than enough to justify a feature like this.

    My previous windows smtp server gave me that USEFUL feature plus the possibility to immediately deliver message signed as "urgent priority". I think it was a much flexible system.
    I finally think this should be a server side issue and not client side otherwise I should stay connected at least ten minutes before switching off my client after I've sent last email...

    Bye
     
  12. mentes

    mentes Member

    You can config that in your mail client.

    PS: I reply before read last comments :eek:
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  13. mentes

    mentes Member

    Config send at close.
     

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