more hung-up email

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at COLBY.EDU
Tue May 21 16:33:45 IST 2002

I'll ad these tidbits...  I'm running mailscanner 3.13.2, it is on
an HPUX 11.11 system, and there is no corresponding qf file for the
days-old df files left in  So this is the reason why the
messages don't show up in the mailq output.   Hmmm.  Maybe this is
a sendmail screw-up instead.  I'm moving my mail service to a Sun/
Solaris8 boxnext Monday (with the current mailscanner), so hopefully
this issue wil become moot.

--- Jeff

> Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 11:23:25 -0400
> From: Jeff A. Earickson <jaearick at>
> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Subject: more hung-up email
> Julian,
>    I have a similar problem to "need help badly", but I don't use multiple
> mail queues.  I did an "ls -l" of my /var/spool/ and found
> days-old messages in there.  But when I do:
> /usr/sbin/sendmail -bp -OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/
> mailq just shows the current stuff in there, not the old stuff.  If I
> stop and restart both mailscanner and sendmail, mailscanner does not pick
> up the old stuff, scan it, and move it to /var/spool/mqueue.  It just
> stays.  Any ideas?
> ** Jeff A. Earickson, Ph.D                         PHONE: 207-872-3659
> ** Senior UNIX Sysadmin, Information Technology    EMAIL: jaearick at
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