Dead Files in

Furnish, Trever G TGFurnish at HERFF-JONES.COM
Mon Nov 3 14:39:50 GMT 2003

And as for how it happens, killing (or crashing) sendmail can cause it.  Be
sure if you kill sendmail manually that you only kill the parent.  If you
kill children as they are still accepting messages, you'll have some cleanup

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Bonivart [mailto:peter at UCGBOOK.COM]
> Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 10:15 AM
> Subject: Re: Dead Files in
> 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
> Sun Fire V210, Solaris 9, MailScanner 4.23-11, SpamAssassin 2.60 + DCC
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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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