Confused about Queues

Dawes, Stephen Stephen.Dawes at GOV.CALGARY.AB.CA
Fri Dec 20 14:43:08 GMT 2002

I am not sure what is happening on my configuration, but I have apparently 3 mail queues in the /var/spool directory.

>From what I can best determine, all of my messages are stalling in the clientmqueue. What I am unable to tell, is if the mail is being scanned by MailScanner before it is hitting the clientmqueue, or if the mail is being hung up before it even gets to MailScanner.

How can I get rid of the clientmqueue being referenced at all? Additionally, what is this queue and where did it come from?

When I look at the MailScanner.conf file, there is no mention of this queue, and my incoming and outgoing queues are the default set by the package.

BTW: I am using Red Hat 8 with sendmail-8.12.5.

I know that we are to restrain ourselves from asking sendmail questions on this list, but I have looked in a lot of places including, and I have been unable to solve my dilemma.

Steve Dawes
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