InetMailGroupStatus LDAP Attribute
- directory string (UTF-8), single-valued
Current status of a mail group. The following table lists the possible status values and gives a description of each:
|active||Messages are delivered to the members of the mailing list.|
|inactive||Messages sent to the mailing list result in a transient failure.|
|disabled||Mailing list is disabled. Messages sent to the mailing list result in a permanent failure returned to the sending MTA with text specified by the ERROR_TEXT_DISABLED_GROUP MTA option. If option is not set, the message "group disabled; cannot receive new mail" will be used.|
|deleted||Mailing list can be purged from the directory. Messages sent to the group return a permanent failure.|
A missing value implies status is
active. An illegal value is treated as
There are four status attributes that interact with each other:
inetMailGroupStatus. These are considered in the order just given. The rule is: the first of these attributes that is set to something other than active takes precedence over all the others.
The MTA option
LDAP_GROUP_STATUS can be used to specify a different attribute to be used for group status.
The MTA does not consider
inetGroupStatus by default. If you want to have
inetGroupStatus checked, you need to add to the MTA options something like:
LDAP_USER_STATUS=inetUserStatus LDAP_GROUP_STATUS=inetGroupStatus LDAP_USER_MAIL_STATUS=mailUserStatus LDAP_GROUP_MAIL_STATUS=inetMailGroupStatus
You only need to specify
LDAP_GROUP_STATUS, but if you are changing one of these settings from the default, it is worthwhile noting them all.