mailscaller spool folder

Scott Silva ssilva at
Mon Jan 26 20:37:02 GMT 2009

on 1-26-2009 11:44 AM Marco mangione spake the following:
> Hello,
> my mailscanner installation have the /var/spool/mailscanner/incoming
> folder very big  ( 5/6giga)
> can i clean it daily ?
> marco
It should be cleaning itself. MailScanner only uses it during a batch scan,
then dumps it. On my system it creates a directory for each running child
using its PID number, and that directory stays around until the child dies and
is cleaned up after.
If you have a lot of children with a large batch size, it could peak regularly.
If you have files in there older than 24 hours other than the locks directory,
you likely have a problem.

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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