Need help badly...

Julian Field jkf at
Tue May 21 10:18:43 IST 2002

At 10:02 21/05/2002, you wrote:
>I have about 1400 odd messages on Cobalt RaQ4 Linux mail server in the
>/var/spool/mqueue folder (actually /home/spool/mqueue folder)
> > -rw-------   1 root     root         2223 May 21 13:37 qfg4L87BW05113
> > -rw-------   1 root     root          840 May 21 13:37 qfg4L87TW05151
> > -rw-------   1 root     root          859 May 21 13:38 qfg4L88cW05223
>I have stopped mailscanner and started sendmail. My mail is now working, but
>I wanted to know how to

If they are all in mqueue and not then MailScanner is basically
doing its job. I suspect you might not have any processes like "sendmail
-q15m" running perhaps?

>1. get mailscanner to work... find out why it is not working.(how does one

Watch the syslog.

>2. get all these undelivered messages .... delivered.

sendmail -q
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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