Slow outgoing mail queue.
paul.simpkin at tdguk.com
Wed Feb 23 00:18:57 GMT 2011
Opps, Sooo sorry!
This option has fix my queue problems.
Thank you sooo much!
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[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Julian
Sent: 22 February 2011 12:24
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Slow outgoing mail queue.
What is "Delivery Method" set to in MailScanner.conf? It should be
"batch", certainly not "queue" which would give you the symptoms you're
On 22/02/2011 09:00, Paul Simpkin wrote:
> Thank you all so much for the pointers.
> Yes I can see Mailscanner is not the problem here. Mailscanner takes
> the email, washes the mail then pop's it in the outgoing queue.
> Then Sendmail (for all domains) just sits there for well over 7mins
> before trying to send the queue. Sometimes there can be upto 60+
> emails waiting.
> One thing I can see is that only 3 sendmail's are running, 2 of them
> are stuck trying to deliver mail to domain with no DNS. IE dead mail
> Again thanks for all your help so far!
> Paul Simpin
> *From:*mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] *On Behalf Of
> *Stephen Swaney
> *Sent:* 21 February 2011 19:58
> *To:* MailScanner discussion
> *Subject:* Re: Slow outgoing mail queue.
> Mail sitting in the outbound mail queue is not usually a MailScanner
> When MailScanner finishes scanning, it passes the message back to
> sendmail for delivery. Only if sendmail can't deliver the message
> immediately does sendmail place the message in the outbound retry mail
> You can see what's in the outbound deferred mail queue by running:
> That should show output similar to:
> /var/spool/mqueue (1 request)
> -----Q-ID----- --Size-- -----Q-Time-----
> p1IF3cOE000800 5124 Fri Feb 18 10:03 MAILER-DAEMON
> (Deferred: Connection timed out with mail.xxxxsupport.com
> <Newsalert at xxxxSupport.com <mailto:Newsalert at xxxxSupport.com>>
> There should be a line for each message that shows the reason why the
> message delivery has been deferred.
> Best regards,
> Steve Swaney
> steve at fsl.com <mailto:steve at fsl.com>
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> On Feb 21, 2011, at 3:13 PM, Paul Simpkin wrote:
> I really need some help with Mailscanner or sendmail not sure what one
> is making my mail queue very slow. From the logs I can see that all
> the normal scans are done then the mail just sits in the outgoing
> Here is where the log file just stops for well over 10mins. I have
> changed the startup script for sendmail and added -q1m but still does
> not help.
> Feb 21 19:05:55 mx1 MailScanner: Spam Checks completed at 9620
> bytes per second
> Feb 21 19:05:55 mx1 MailScanner: Uninfected: Delivered 1
> Feb 21 19:05:55 mx1 MailScanner: Virus Processing completed at
> 612801 bytes per second
> Feb 21 19:05:55 mx1 MailScanner: Deleted 1 messages from
> Feb 21 19:05:55 mx1 MailScanner: Batch completed at 8773 bytes
> per second (8616 / 0)
> Feb 21 19:05:55 mx1 MailScanner: Batch (1 message) processed in
> 0.98 seconds
> Feb 21 19:05:55 mx1 MailScanner: Logging message p1LJ5sAc029339
> to SQL
> Feb 21 19:05:55 mx1 MailScanner: "Always Looked Up Last" took
> 0.00 seconds
> Here is a my version etc:
> <http://mx1.tdguk.com>2.6.18-194.17.1.el5.centos.plus #1 SMP Thu Sep
> 30 19:27:35 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> This is CentOS release 5.5 (Final)
> This is Perl version 5.008008 (5.8.8)
> This is MailScanner version 4.81.4
> Hope someone can help.
> Paul Simpkin
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