[Esa-l] quarantined email stuck in que?

Glenn Valenta glenn at coloradostudios.com
Tue Aug 21 23:19:41 PDT 2001

Nope.  I don't think that's it becuase when I added the line 

>  mailer-daemon:  root

to my alias file, makemap complained when it was run...

>makemap: /etc/mail/aliases: line 19: key mailer-daemon:: duplicate key

I've also updated several key packages...


I still have to "rm /var/spool/mqueue/*" with every virus. 


Brent Wallis wrote:
> Hi,
> I have had the same problem.......is there a valid user for "mailer-daemon"?
> If the box in question is a relay, then aliases has probably beeen
> broken....which is
> why the mail is getting stuck in the queue with nowhere to go. The email
> address "mailer-daemon" is usually an alias to root.....or the admin email
> address.
> If the box is a relay, then you must add a user "mailer-daemon" so that this
> mail has somewhere to go.....if you want the mail to go elsewhere then set
> up a .forward file in the users home...
> (There are probably ways around this by tweeking sendmail.cf for local
> delivery....but have yet to work that one out..)
> Basically, I have found that mail getting stuck in the queue that is
> destined for local delivery is almost always because of this....
> Hope it helps or at least give some direction. ;-)
> Brent Wallis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: esa-l-admin at spconnect.com [mailto:esa-l-admin at spconnect.com]On
> Behalf Of Glenn Valenta
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 2:44 PM
> To: esa-l at spconnect.com
> Subject: [Esa-l] quarantined email stuck in que?
> Has anybody had the problem with html-trap.procmail ruleset v1.129 catching
> the
> poisoned e-mail but leaving it in the mail Que and sending out warnings once
> every hour?  I'm having to deleting it manually from the Que. each time.
> I was running v 1.111 for a while with no problem and just recently
> upgraded.
> Currently running...
> procmail-3.14-2
> sendmail-8.11.0
> RH6.2

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