question on lmtp logged message

Leonardo Rodrigues leolistas at
Wed Jun 25 15:45:17 UTC 2014


     I have dovecot running for IMAP4/POP3 and also local delivery 
through LMTP. It's working just fine, absolutely no problem on that, 
setup is fine.

     Anyway, sometimes LMTP seems to not be able to deliver some 
messages and keep them on postfixqueue. And on the next or third try, 
the message gets delivered successfully. The logged message, however, is 
not helping me identify what is happening.Example:

(error - message was expunged)
Jun 25 11:49:39 correio postfix/lmtp[21835]: ADB0A1AC05108: 
to=<vanilson.parreira at>,[private/dovecot-lmtp], conn_use=6, delay=13, 
delays=0.07/0/0/13, dsn=4.2.0, status=deferred (host[private/dovecot-lmtp] said: 451 4.2.0 
<vanilson.parreira at> Message was expunged (received-date) 
(in reply to end of DATA command))

(successfull delivery)
Jun 25 12:34:42 correio postfix/lmtp[6411]: ADB0A1AC05108: 
to=<vanilson.parreira at>,[private/dovecot-lmtp], delay=2716, 
delays=2714/0/0/2.3, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 
<vanilson.parreira at> U7pOLAHsqlPvMgAAHvf8vg Saved)

     During these two log entries, absolutely nothing was changed, no 
configuration, absolutely nothing. Everything is local, i mean, no NFS 

     So, finally, question is: what does the 'message was expunged' 
message given from LMTP means ??? This is happening quite often but, as 
i mentionted, sooner or later all messages are getting delivered. It's 
working despite the delay this is causing.

[root at correio log]# dovecot --version


	Atenciosamente / Sincerily,
	Leonardo Rodrigues
	Solutti Tecnologia

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