Long delay when sending mail
sasa at stupar.homelinux.net
Mon Dec 19 00:14:35 PST 2005
--On 18. december 2005 11:13 +0000 Matthew Seaman
<m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
> Sasa Stupar wrote:
>> I have configured mail server on FreeBSD 5.4 with sendmail 8.13.5 and
>> cyrus-imapd v2. I am also using client Mulberry (but also tested with
>> Tbird, Outlook Express, Outlook). I use IMAP access with all the
>> clients, the server is on the same network as clients (100 Mbit
>> network). The issue is when I try to send several messages one after
>> another I get smtp delay message and this sometimes takes for 30 sec to
>> a minute. My sendmail has configured a smart host and also to accept
>> unqualified domains.
>> I have attached my sendmail config.
>> What am I missing here?
> 30s delays sounds like DNS timeouts. Check that the host running sendmail
> can do a reverse lookup on the IP number of the clients connecting to it.
> Simply putting IPs and hostnames of all your client boxes into /etc/hosts
> should fix the problem.
It is allready able to do a reverse lookup on clients.
> Alternatively, that delay could be due to the ident protocol. Ident is
> trivially easy to spoof which makes it a pointless waste of time.
> define(`confTO_IDENT', `0')dnl
> in your .mc file will stop ident getting in your hair.
This is allready defined also.
> The third possibility is that you've got quite a few milters set up there
> and sendmail simply needs a bit of time to run each message through all of
Will try without milters but there are only two milters sendmail and clamav.
But is this possible also to be an imap issue since I use it to read my
mail and also to store all outgoing mail?
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