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Use postsuper not mailq to delete messages
Authored by: Mike F. on Nov 30, '06 07:53:13PM

sudo postsuper -d ALL is indeed much better!

I just happened to have a situation where my local mailserver had a couple of undeliverable mails in its queue which originated from a PHP script I was testing. The mails where undeliverable because the recipient mail server refuses to accept mail from my IP without authentication (which is perfectly fine). All sudo mailq -q did was to try to resend the defered messages which didn't help in any way.

Not being a sendmail or postfix guru this tip came in very handy (and timely too).

Thanks!



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