[TriLUG] dead.letter file help
jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Nov 9 16:14:07 EST 2005
This can also happen if the file or directory rights stop the local
delivery agent from dropping off the mail into the spool. Also if a
spool file is simply too large to open/save any new data into.
Check local spool files and look for any "." files in the spool
directory: ls -al /var/spool/mail
On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 14:50, Lisa Boyd wrote:
> On 09 Nov 2005 12:47:13 -0500, jonc <jonc at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> > Mail gets dumped into there when something blocks the local delivery of
> > valid local mail. This normally happens when the volume containing the
> > mail spool is full - or if you have multiple processes locking the users
> > mail spools.
> I don't think the volume is full (wouldn't that prevent all mail from
> being delivered?). How do I check and see if the spools are locked?
> I'll be looking for the script :) I think I ran across it this morning
> but now I can't remember where I saw it.
> Lisa B.
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