Orphan files in /var/spool/mqueue.in

René Berber r.berber at computer.org
Sun Nov 26 22:53:33 GMT 2006

Scott Silva wrote:

> Plant, Dean spake the following on 11/24/2006 6:56 AM:
>> I am curious if the orphan files that I have to clear out of
>> /var/spool/mqueue.in every so often is something that other people
>> experience or do I have a problem that should be investigated further.
>> These files build up at the rate of about 3-4 a day on each server which
>> deal with about 30,000 messages a day, I have the lock type set to posix
>> and I am using the standard sendmail 8.13 rpm's from CentOS 4 with
>> MailScanner v4.52.2

> I get them occasionally, usually the same messages that get dropped by
> greetpause or bad recipient throttling.

Uh!?   Messages don't get dropped by greet pause or any throttling, not even
connections, the sender gets a full error reply.  So your premise is invalid to
the problem described in this thread, no message or message part is received at all.
René Berber

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