> or if this machine only does majordomo, invoke the sendmail daemon with
> -q6h so that it processes mail every 6 hours
-q6h won't quiet work. Since sendmail will try to deliver it once,
right away then again in 6 hours. If you want the effect of a burst
of traffic every 6 hours, then I'd do it as follows.
o Set up my own queue.
o Set up resend to queue messages as:
/usr/lib/sendmail -oQ/tmp/sm.q -odq -f$sendmail_sender -t
-oQ gives it the alternate queue directory
-odq Tells sendmail to ONLY queue the message
-f who the mail is from (already in resend)
-t read the headers (already in resend)
o have a special sendmail run the queue every 6 hours
/usr/lib/sendmail -q6h -oQ/tmp/sm.q
I've not tested this change under majordomo. But I know it works for
As far as reading the message and disposing of bad messages goes. I
would look at proc mail. That sort of functionality is outside of the
scope of majordomo.
ps. you may not want to put your mail queue in /tmp.
pps. If you want a burst of traffic every 6 hours at say 0115, 0715,
1315 and 1915. Then you need to set up a cron job to run the queue
once at those times
15 1,7,13,19 * * * /usr/lib/sendmail -q -oQ/tmp/sm.q
-q with nothing says run the queue ONCE
ppps. Do I get any sendmail hacker points for this one? :)
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