startin, startout, stopms

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Aug 21 09:44:00 IST 2008

Steve Campbell wrote:
> I'm getting hammered today and my input queue just keeps growing and 
> growing. I'd like to stop the input queue from receiving more mail but 
> still process what's there using MS. What option do I give my 
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner command to accomplish this?
If you are using sendmail then
service MailScanner stop
service MailScanner startms
service MailScanner startout
should do the trick if my memory serves me right. If you're using 
Postfix it's harder as there is only 1 Postfix daemon running so you 
would have to disable the incoming listener (or block it at your firewall).


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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