Problems with inbound mail queue

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Mon Aug 29 13:19:29 IST 2005

MailScanner mailing list <> scribbled on Monday, August 29, 2005 7:04 AM:

> Thanks for the quick reply.
> I do NOT have a load of inbound sendmails, at the time of
> your response, there was just one sendmail process running. I
> did NOT have the posix lock type defined in Mailscanner.conf,
> so I change that and restarted Mailscanner.
> I checked the logs on some of the message ID's and I can not
> find them in the log files, I am not sure what this means,
> however the older ones the messafe file has been purged from
> the system so I can not view the message in Mailwatch.
> What do I do with these messages though?
> -

It may be that since you were not using posix, these are incomplete messages
(not fully received by sendmail).  How old are the files in your
/var/spool/ ?


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