Problems with inbound mail queue
joost at WAVERSVELD.NL
Mon Aug 29 12:52:27 IST 2005
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> I am not sure if this is a mailwatch or mailscanner problem, so I am
> posting it to both forums.
> I am having a considerable amount of emails building up in the inbound
> As of this morning there are 238 messages in there. There does not seems
> to be anything wrong with the messages, some are spam and others are not.
> They do not appear to have been processed at all, just hanging around in
> the queue.
> Mailscanner sees the messages, but does not process them. Here is a
> snippet of Logs;
> Aug 29 07:34:48 europa MailScanner: New Batch: Found 239
> messages waiting
> Aug 29 07:34:48 europa MailScanner: New Batch: Scanning 1
> messages, 3335 bytes
> Aug 29 07:34:49 europa MailScanner: MCP Checks: Starting
> Aug 29 07:34:49 europa MailScanner: MCP Checks completed at
> 3335 bytes per second
> Aug 29 07:34:49 europa MailScanner: Spam Checks: Starting
> I read some other posts about this and some people are just deleting
> them and purging the from the DB, but this does not seem to be a
> "solution" but a way to manage the problem.
> Does anyone know what the "fix" is? This problem did not start until I
> upgraded to Mailwatch 1.0.2 and MailScanner 4.4.6-1. It was installed
> from RPM on Redhat 9 running Sendmail 8.13.3-1. Mailwatch is running
> with Apache 2.0.52 and php 5.0.3-1.
> Any ideas, anyone?
I'm also seeing this, but only on one server. Other mailscanners are working
correctly, and they are using the same versions. I really do not know what the
problem is. I compared all the config files, etc but they are all the
only difference is that the 'problematic' machine is Fedora Core 3, and the
other 'working' machines are RHEL 3 and Fecora Core 4.
Though, by us the email seems to be delivered, but they're still
standing in the
If there are a lot of mails in there, the load of the mailserver keeps getting
higher and higher, so I copy the folder to an backupfolder and empty the
/var/spool/mqueue.in/ folder, so the load returns to normal and I have
copy of the email (just in case).
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