Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#2019 closed task (fixed)

postgrey-1.35 delays user postings by hours or even days

Reported by: sbl Owned by: sac@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: SysAdmin Keywords: postgrey, greylist, whitelist


I regularly notice significant delay in my postings to various osgeo-mailing lists of even more than 24 hours. That is of course quite inconvenient and inefficient for communication.

Checking the headers of a delayed mail, it seems that I am grey-listed at osgeo.

Is there a mechanism for whitelisting users?

Please find below an example from a header of a delayed email of mine:

Received: from ( by ( with Microsoft SMTP
 Server (version=TLS1_2, cipher=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) id via Frontend Transport; Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:16:34 +0000
Received: from (localhost [])
	by (Postfix) with ESMTP id xxxxxxxxx;
	Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:16:32 -0700 (PDT)
X-Greylist: delayed 19866 seconds by postgrey-1.35 at osgeo6;
 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:16:31 PDT
Received: from
 ( [])
 by (Postfix) with ESMTPS id xxxxxxx
 for <>; Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:16:31 -0700 (PDT)

(Hope I masked all possibly sensitive but no relevant information...)

Change History (4)

comment:1 by jsanz, 7 years ago

Component: Mailing ListsSystems Admin
Owner: changed from jsanz to sac@…

No idea on how to do this, SAC can you give a hand?

comment:3 by neteler, 7 years ago

I have added your outlook something server to


followed by

service postgrey restart

Let's see if it helps.

comment:4 by sbl, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Seems to be OK now (even though it was unpredictable when delay occurred)! Will re-open the ticket in case it gets necessary...

Thanks for the quick fix!

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