Problems with inbound mail queue

Joost Waversveld joost at WAVERSVELD.NL
Mon Aug 29 13:01:04 IST 2005

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> If you stop the incoming sendmail listener process, does the number
> stay at 239? or does it gradually drop? If it stays the same then
> something is wrong. If it slowly drops then you just had a lot of
> messages being delivered to you at the same time, which is fine.

On our situation, the emails are being processed, but they are still
standing in the directory... I just checked the setting "Lock Type",
and it was not set to posix, so I just changed that. I have to check if that

One strange thing, at the office we are also running Mailscanner. This machine
is Fedora Core 4, which has a newer sendmail deamon (In the 8.13-range). Here
also the "Lock Type" was set to the default (flock), but here we were not
having these problems.....

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