45.45 ‑‑work

Specifies the directory where the MTA creates its local working directory (mslocal). The default is the domain directory. However, if the domain is located on a different server from where the MTA will run, use a local directory so the MTA cannot lose its connection to its mslocal directory.

Linux MTA

Windows MTA


  • ‑‑work /dir
  • /work-[drive:]\dir
  • /work-\\svr\sharename\dir


  • ‑‑work /gwmta
  • /work-\gwmta
  • /work-m:\gwmta
  • /work-\\server2\c\mail\gwmta