>With more and more members of my lists shifting to home machines without
>24hour net connections, the number of Mailer-Daemon messages I'm getting
>telling me of the passing of a (4, 5, 6) hour timeout and not to worry, as
>delivery attempts will keep up for (5-14) days.
>I'd say that 99+% of these messages never generate the final bounce, as the
>destination machine is reconnected and the mail is delivered.
>So...I was wondering, what do you folks find useful as a good timeout on
>your local systems, and what would you suggest saying to someone whose
>system is erroring for a system they're holding mail for?
ask them to get an MX record in DNS to a site that is one the net
24x7. the mail will be delivered to the MX host and stored there. that
host should be one of the machines at their ISP (should be :)
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