periodic not working?

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at
Thu Sep 25 15:55:41 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 2:35 AM, Mel
<fbsd.questions at> wrote:
> On Thursday 25 September 2008 03:07:13 Kurt Buff wrote:
>> I've got postfix installed for the MTA, and the,,
>> alias db hash and transport.db hash all look fine
>> crontab looks just fine, too.
>> I've run 'periodic daily' by hand from a root prompt, and get nothing,
>> whereas on the working machine I do get my email.
>> Where might I start looking to fix this problem?
> They are in not in mailq? How about /var/mail/root then?
> --
> Mel

I've not found a directory called mailq. /var/mail/root does not exist either.

I've also checked in /var/spool/postfix/* and all directories are
empty or have zero-length files with dates from the installation of

And, now I think I've found the problem - in /var/log/maillog, I find
the following:

Sep 25 03:01:21 loki postfix/smtp[24894]: D92DB1A4C67:
to=<root at>, relay=none, delay=0.12,
delays=0.11/0.01/0/0, dsn=5.4.6, status=bounced (mail for loops back to myself)

All I have to do is figure this out, and I think I've got it.

More research...


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