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Old 05-07-2003, 01:36 PM   #1
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What is /var/spool/mqueue??


What is the purpose ot the /var/spool/mqueue directory? It is taking up 82MB on my RH 8.0 syste, and seems to be completely full of nothing but text crap. What is this directory? Thanks!

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Old 05-07-2003, 01:40 PM   #2
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that directory is required by sendmail
 
Old 05-07-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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Ok thanks, but is the size of it unusual? Can I delete all the contents of the directory, but leave the directory itself? Thanks!

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Old 05-07-2003, 02:07 PM   #4
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yeah i think so, remove the directory and make a new directory with the same permissions and ownership and see what happens
 
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it's full of mail that is waiting to be sent.... possibly from cron jobs or such like. you should try sending it, and checking your mail server log files to see who it is from and such
 
  


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