very old messages in /var/spool/

Scott Silva ssilva at
Thu Nov 8 20:32:59 GMT 2007

on 11/7/2007 11:36 PM Götz Reinicke spake the following:
> Hi,
> what is qf/df :-? and is ther a way to do this kind of cleaning
> automatically?
> Thanks and best regards
> Götz
find /path/to/files* -mtime +5 -exec rm {} \;

set /path/to/files* to the queue path and the 5 is the default amount of time 
that sendmail retries sending messages before giving up. Adjust that amount to 
  what your system does. To be safe you could set it to +7.

When the above is working properly, you can add it to a daily cron job.

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