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Old 10-07-2009
flush the mail queue

Hi Guys,

My mail queue is showing a mail.

I want to flush the queue.

Can you let me know how to flush the mail queue.

# 2  
Old 10-07-2009

What OS and what MTA?
# 3  
Old 10-07-2009
Sendmail-sendmail -q command flushes mail queue.
Postfix-postfix flush OR postfix -f

Last edited by rbatte1; 11-17-2016 at 12:01 PM.. Reason: Added ICODE tags
# 4  
Old 10-07-2009
You can try
cp /dev/null /var/spool/mail/your_userid

It works fine on AIX.
# 5  
Old 10-08-2009
My OS is SunOs. I do not know what is MTA?

@ proactiveaditya ,

Sendmail is not found in my box.
d003:/var/spool>sendmail -q
ksh: sendmail:  not found

@giannicello ,
mail folder is not found in /var/spool directory.
but the mail command is installed in my box.

d003:/var/spool>which mail

# 6  
Old 10-08-2009
Originally Posted by mac4rfree
My OS is SunOs. I do not know what is MTA?
MTA == Mail Transfer Agent like exim, postfix, qmail, sendmail etc...

Which one do you have?
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Old 10-08-2009
How to find it out.. sorry i do not know about it.. Smilie
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