Moving queue files

Peter email at
Sun Dec 12 23:58:39 UTC 2021

Aha!   It pays to read the error properly!  I am over tired from working on
this stuff.

Following your post I looked further, turns out it's a sendmail issue, not

I experimented and it needs chmod "600 qf*".  The file is already owned by
root which it needs.

I am so glad this forum is still here after all these years. :)

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On 12/12/2021 at 6:06 PM Shawn Iverson via MailScanner wrote:

>Are you chown-ing your queue file to the correct uid/gid before dropping 
>into /var/spool/mqueue?
>On 12/12/21 6:01 PM, Peter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Old versions of MS I used to be able to move queue files from eg spam
>> folder to /var/spool/mqueue and the mail would then get picked up by
>> sendmail without going through Mailscanner.
>> Doing it with the current version of MS I get5 this:
>> "bogus file uid/gid in mqueue"  and the qf file gets changed to Qf and
>> processed.
>> My old system used to rely on bayes and AWL to help get email across the
>> spam line, at the moment neither of those appear to be working (yet) -
>> though I have turned on Txrep instead of AWL.
>> Rather than writing new rules each time I get a false positive, I need
>> be able to manually bypass MS for now and put my time into learning all
>> new stuff etc.
>> Any helpeciated
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