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Qmail Newbie...stuck please help

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by trustco, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. trustco

    trustco Guest

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    Problem: Not receiving any emails.

    I'm new to all this so please help.

    qmail > entered the following

    /var/qmail/bin/qmail-qstat
    messages in queue: 19816


    One solution that was suggested was to rebuild qmail's queue if it consists of a lot of spam messages. Obviously we have a lot of spam but there is also 10% of good email messages.

    Question: How can i start receiving messages again and how to retrieve the 10% of good emails?
     
  2. danliker

    danliker Silver Pleskian Plesk Certified Professional

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    have you tried "/etc/init.d/qmail restart" to restart qmail ?

    are there some error messages in /var/log/mail.info ?
     
  3. trustco

    trustco Guest

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    Yes tried
    "/etc/init.d/qmail restart"

    messages in queue 20028
    preprocessed 0

    i am receiving emails from Jan 30th but thats about it. Tomorrow i'll probably get Jan 31. How can i get all the emails today?

    Thanks for ur help.
     
  4. dirty@

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    20000 messages are not too many, actually they should be processed in hour/two/three.. however i had similar problem, and the reason of very slow delivery was that each spam message was sent to ~1000 recipients in CC/BCC, i.e. total amount of messages to be sent was approx. 2 million

    go to Server > Mail > Queue and try to determine there what messages are spam, then filter them and delete..
     
  5. trustco

    trustco Guest

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    Sorry but how would i filter and delete?

    I'm using Plesk 7.1.2
     
  6. ramprage

    ramprage Guest

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    You might want to check the qmail log as well to ensure what is happening on the server.
     
  7. trustco

    trustco Guest

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    i appreciate all the advice but how would i do

    1. check the log files?
    2. filter & delete the emails?

    I'm using Plesk 7.1.2 so i cannot go to server > mail > queue

    i can only use ssh connection.
     
  8. ramprage

    ramprage Guest

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    From shell you can:

    tail -f /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
     
  9. trustco

    trustco Guest

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    tried what u recommended:

    tail -f /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog

    no such file or directory.

    :-(
     
  10. dirty@

    dirty@ Guest

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    plesk 7.1 used standard /var/log/maillog, as far as I remember... it was over 2 years ago, I may be wrong..
     
  11. trustco

    trustco Guest

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    OK

    Now how would i delete a specific email address?
     
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