mail stuck in sendmail's queue

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Wed Sep 19 14:20:12 MDT 2007


On 19 Sep 2007, at 12:24, Michael L Torrie wrote:

> So I have a bunch of messages that originated with mailman that are
> stuck in the sendmail queue because someone put in a bad local address
> in the list, and so the messages are stuck on that bad address, and  
> not
> delivering to the remainder of the list.  I added a temporary alias  
> for
> this bad address, but restarting sendmail won't process these messages
> that are stuck.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with this?
> I've asked sendmail to reprocess the queue with sendmail -q (and  
> various
> variants of -q), but no dice.  They'rejust stuck, and there are no
> messages in /var/log/maillog to indicate it's even trying again.  If a
> sendmail guru might be able to help out, that would be wonderful!
>

Do you want to just remove them?  Or have them delivered?

If you want to remove them you should be able to find them in the / 
var/spool/mqueue (on FreeBSD probably something similar under Linux)  
directory.

Regards,
Jonathan





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