Queued messages ?

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Feb 26 15:20:59 GMT 2004

At 16:17 25/02/2004, you wrote:
>Anybody have any suggestion for this problem??
>Hope this isn't too off topic. I does have to do with MailScanner.
>I'm relaying several email domains to several servers and have extended
>the 4 hour and 4 day warning and bounce back times in sendmail to 2 weeks.
>This is do to a client that is going through weekend power outages at the
>I now have roughly 2000 emails in the queue, 95% of them have <> as the
>sender. This also do to the fact that I am sending spam warning messages
>to senders, and must do this for false-positives.
>I was thinking of creating a script that parses the results of mailq and
>deletes every email with <> as the sender on a daily basis.
>Any thoughts on this? Pros and cons? Has anyone done this? Or is there
>anything in MailScanner that helps with this?

I can't see that you'll lose anything too critical if you do this, except
for delivery errors. But you might not care about them anyway.
Julian Field
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