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[SLUG] Flooded mail queue
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- Subject: [SLUG] Flooded mail queue
- From: "Edwin Humphries" <edwin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 11:15:44 +1000
- Reply-to: edwin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
WE have a sendmail installation that is trying to process a queue of
some 1.8 million emails - mostly, as far as I can tell, double
bounce, virus laden stuff.
Of course, sendmail is going into overload, and slowing the machine
down enormously, and given that the emails are double-bounce, to no
avail. But i tried to delete the queue with "rm *" in
/var/spool/mqueue, but got "Argument list too long".
Can I just delete the mqueue directory? If so, will sendmail re-
create it on the fly, or do I need to manually re-create it?
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