AW: Process old Mails

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed Jan 3 23:43:03 CET 2007

Daniel Fuhrer spake the following on 1/3/2007 2:33 PM:
> Thanks all for the quick answer.
> I removed some mails where either the qf or the df file was missing. After that Mailscanner start processing them as usual.
> Cheers daniel
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Scott Silva
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2007 23:25
> An: Mailscanner
> Betreff: Re: Process old Mails
> Daniel Fuhrer spake the following on 1/3/2007 4:15 AM:
>> Hi all
>> I have Mailscanner running on a freebsd 5.3 box.
>> This morning I had a lot of mails in the directory /var/spool/
>> So I moved this directory to a other name, recreatet the Directory and
>> restarted Mailscanner. Now everything is running fine. My question is:
>> how can i start process the old files in the old I tried to
>> copy just file by file to the new directory. But mailscanner doesent
>> process this mail.
>> Thanks for your answer.
>> Cheers Daniel
> If using sendmail, those files have to be in pairs where they start with
> either "qf" or "df" and the rest of the characters match. If they are all one
> or the other, you can safely forget them, as they have either been processed,
> or will be unusable.
If this happens often, it may be a symptom of a wrong setting in the locktype,
or other problem.


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