Clientmqueue Directory May Fill Up When Sendmail Services Are Turned Off
Last updated on JANUARY 15, 2018
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Systems with Sendmail services disabled may still have custom scripts and/or cron jobs which call mailx(1), and this results in unsent mail filling up the /var/spool/clientmqueue directory.
bash-3.2# svcs -a | grep sendmail
disabled Jun_14 svc:/network/smtp:sendmail
disabled Jun_14 svc:/network/sendmail-client:default
bash-3.2# mailx -v -s test email@example.com
bash-3.2# firstname.lastname@example.org... Connecting to [127.0.0.1] via relay...
email@example.com... Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]
bash-3.2# cd /var/spool
bash-3.2# ls -l *queue*
-rw-rw---- 1 smmsp smmsp 1 Jun 20 15:54 dfq5KJsZlG006926
-rw-rw---- 1 smmsp smmsp 731 Jun 20 15:54 qfq5KJsZlG006926
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