Orphaned, undelivered files in mqueue.in

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Jan 9 17:31:01 GMT 2003

It is possible that you merely got them for non-MailScanner related
problems, such as an SMTP client getting cut off half way through sending a
message. Sorry if that sounds like I'm passing the buck...

At 17:17 09/01/2003, you wrote:
>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
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