153 will not deliever from the Outbound

Anthony Peacock a.peacock at chime.ucl.ac.uk
Fri Aug 18 15:03:58 IST 2006


Billy A. Pumphrey wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
>> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Billy A. Pumphrey
>> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 9:30 AM
>> To: MailScanner discussion
>> Subject: 153 will not deliever from the Outbound
>> Well I created a little mess for myself.  I configured the Exchange
>> machine some with filtering and it was blocking some emails.  The
>> maillog would say this:
>> Aug 18 07:47:34 WoodenMS2 sendmail[2677]: k7IBlMHk002635:
>> to=<cbutler at woodmaclaw.com>, delay=00:00:12, xdelay=00:00:00,
>> mailer=esmtp, pri=121593, relay=[] [], dsn=4.0.0,
>> stat=Deferred: Connection refused by []
>> So seemingly the ones that got the connection refused message are
> being
>> held in MailScanner.
>> I configured exchanges rules, and I no longer get these messages and
> all
>> email is not getting rejected.  The Outbound used to be about 300 and
>> seemingly they were all going to get delivered until it stuck on 153,
>> well 152 now.  (minus one email in about 10 minutes)
>> Am I missing something to get MailScanner to deliver these emails?
> I was trying to do some things to see the emails.  My inbound and
> outbound are the default /var/spool/mqueue and /var/spool/mqueue.in
> Will someone give me some tips on how to manually manipulate the emails?
> My Inbound and Outbound links in MailWatch show nothing on the page so I
> am not able to see what is in them.  
> How does someone copy/move the emails from mqueue into a mailbox so that
> one can sift through them?  As I am wanting to see what is in these
> emails because people are wondering about specific emails and I want to
> at least make sure that I got them.

If you are using sendmail as your MTA on the mailscanner box you can use 
the following from a command prompt:

mailq -Oqueuedirectory=/var/spool/mqueue.in


mailq -Oqueuedirectory=/var/spool/mqueue

To show the contents of the queues.

Anthony Peacock
CHIME, Royal Free & University College Medical School
WWW:    http://www.chime.ucl.ac.uk/~rmhiajp/
"If you have an apple and I have  an apple and we  exchange apples
then you and I will still each have  one apple. But  if you have an
idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us
will have two ideas." -- George Bernard Shaw

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