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Author: Jakob Hirsch
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Subject: [exim-dev] [Bug 1042] New: Option for freezing instead of bouncing in case of signal
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http://bugs.exim.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1042
           Summary: Option for freezing instead of bouncing in case of
                    signal
           Product: Exim
           Version: 4.72
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: work:tiny
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: medium
         Component: Transports
        AssignedTo: nigel@???
        ReportedBy: jh.exim-bugzilla@???
                CC: exim-dev@???



A while ago I run into a bad issue: My LDA segfaulted. The behaviour I would
have expected is freezing the message. Exim bounced it back instead, so some
messages got essentially lost (even though the sender received the bounce).
This is documented behaviour, so I cannot really complain...
The LDA used back then was dovecot's deliver. I like to think this won't happen
any more, because it evolved a lot since then. But to be really sure, the pipe
transport should have an option to freeze messages instead. This is just what
the attached patch does: Add the option freeze_signal to the pipe transport.

I would even say we should enable this by default, but that's debatable, of
course.


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