Qmail problems ...
shott at snf.stanford.edu
Sat Apr 20 12:03:56 PDT 2002
Bill and Mike:
When I came in this morning, qmail was still (well, had started again ...)
thrashing with those stupid virus-bounced kind of messages. I found a utility
called qmHandle that provides for more automated inspection of the qmail queue
including inspection, deletion of some or all messages in the queue, etc.
It is a Perl script called that lives in /app/ezmlm/bin/qmHandle. In general,
it needs to be run as root. There is also a readme file in
/app/ezmlm/bin/README-qmHandle that gives its usage. Some of the keys are:
qmHandle -l List all messages (local and remote) in the queue.
qmHandle -dN Remove message number "N" from the queue
qmHandle -D Remove the entire queue ...
Note: for qmHandle -D (which I ran, and maybe others) it stops qmail, does its
work, and then restarts qmail.
With luck ... this will eliminate our problems.
Note: I'm also looking at means of restricting posting from non-labmembers ...
this is not trivial because most of our folks have their mail aliased
elsewhere and, to make matters worse, often send mail from a still different
machine. But, I'll try to see what is possible ...
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