Dead Files in

Peter Bonivart peter at UCGBOOK.COM
Sun Nov 2 15:15:07 GMT 2003

The default behavior of Sendmail is to try delivery for 5 days so if
it's older than that it's not gonna get delivered. In your case you have
only df-files with no matching qf-files, and since the qf-files contains
the header information you can never deliver those anyway so you can
just as well delete the df-files.

No files in your mqueue-directory are old enough to worry about.

/Peter Bonivart

--Unix lovers do it in the Sun

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Matt wrote:
> I have a number of dead files in and mqueue.  Why does that
> happen?  Should I delete them?  I imagine the ones in mqueue are just
> waiting to get delivered and normal.  The ones in is what I don't
> understand.

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