Orphan files in /var/spool/mqueue.in

Matt Hampton matt at coders.co.uk
Fri Nov 24 19:32:30 GMT 2006

Hakan VELIOGLU wrote:
> Hi
> I got the same problem and also doing the same clear operation for twice
> a day.
> I think the reason of orphan files is spam bombers. Spam servers sending
> mail
> without waiting a response from mail servers. For this reason, their df
> file
> could be corrupt, so they couldn't be processed by MailScanner.

This is a known issue with a particualr version of 8.13 which I don't
have access to to check.  This is when a milter or other connection
checker times out and the orphan files are left behind.

CHeck on the sendmail site for the bug


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