Sendmail deferred email?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Mar 23 09:58:24 PST 2004
On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 12:46:32PM -0500, JJB wrote:
> I see in mail log some deferred email being held.
> Is there a way to clear this email from sendmail?
You can process the mail queue manually by:
# /usr/sbin/sendmail -q -v
# /usr/sbin/sendmail -Ac -q -v
for the clientmqueue stuff.
(-v means verbose -- you can omit that, but it's kind of amusing to
> Maybe so sendmail sub command?
If your mail system is set up correctly, there should be a process
that runs regularly (every 30min is usual) to flush the queue. If you:
# cat /var/run/sendmail.pid
# cat /var/spool/clientmqueue/sm-client.pid
the second line shows the arguments used to startup sendmail. There
should be something like '-q30m' in there.
Messages can get stuck in the mail queue for valid reasons --
destination site is down, DNS fubarred, loss of network connectivity
# mailq -v
# mailq -Ac -v
to see the status of all messages in the mail queue or the client mail
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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