Orphaned, undelivered files in mqueue.in

Remco Barendse mailscanner at BARENDSE.TO
Thu Jan 9 17:17:30 GMT 2003

This was the first thing I have checked. I took different parts of the
numbers of these df files and grepped the maillog for it. Strangely enough
I cannot find them. Also when browsing through the maillog and looking
around the same date/time as these orphaned files in some cases there
isn't any message whatsoever of mail being delivered / received.

I have about 10 orphaned files in the mqueue.in, none in the outdir and
they are all from yesterday and this morning. I know for sure that I
didn't restart MailScanner last night or this morning. It's hardly
possible that MailScanner would restart itself at exactly the same time as
these 10 e-mails in 1,5 day? (This is a very low volume home server).

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Julian Field wrote:

> At 16:08 09/01/2003, you wrote:
> >Ever since I upgraded to MailScanner 4.11-1 yesterday I have several
> >orphaned files that are piling up in mqueue.in
> >
> >The only files sitting there are the df files, without any other files.
> >Also these messages have never been delivered to the intended recipient.
> >
> >Any ideas??
> >
> >Can I still get these df files delivered or extract them to make them
> >readable?
> Check both your /var/spool/mqueue and your maillog to see if the message
> ids have already been delivered (or at least placed in the outgoing queue).
> I thought I had fixed this in 4.11, but obviously not well enough.
> Do the times on the files correspond to times when you have done a
> MailScanner "reload" or "restart"?
> --
> Julian Field
> www.MailScanner.info
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