sendmail is not delivering messages - queued and the loading effect (Doc ID 1435461.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Mail messages are not being delivered.
The default mail log file, /var/log/syslog indicates the mail message are being rejected or queued.

Feb 2 08:26:31 lab sendmail[4952]:[ID 702911 mail.notice] rejecting connections on daemon MSA: load average: 144
Feb 2 08:26:46 lab sendmail[4952]:[ID 702911 mail.notice] rejecting connections on daemon MTA: load average: 145
Feb 2 08:26:46 lab sendmail[4952]:[ID 702911 mail.notice] rejecting connections on daemon MSA: load average: 145
Feb 2 08:27:01 lab sendmail[4952]:[ID 702911 mail.notice] rejecting connections on daemon MTA: load average: 145
Feb 2 08:27:01 lab sendmail[4952]:[ID 702911 mail.notice] rejecting connections on daemon MSA: load average: 145

Feb 24 08:27:04 iona sendmail[5594]: [ID 801593 mail.info] q1ODR49J005594: to=yoda@deathstar.com, delay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30306, stat=queued

 

Cause

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