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Old 03-13-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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server commands to clear mail

My var partition is full. The main culprit is NOW the mail file. What is the command to empty the mail files? The mqueue and clientmqueue files are now low on usage but the mail file is responsible for filling up the var partition.


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Old 03-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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Are you using sendmail?

sendmail -v -q
That will attempt to clear the queue and tell you why the mail is not moving.
If you don't care about the mail messages.

stop sendmail
rm -f /var/spool/mqueue/*
start sendmail
However, you should investigate why mqueue is filling up.

Kind regards

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