Darin.Perusich at cognigencorp.com
Wed Jul 9 07:51:12 EDT 2003
depending on how sendmail is setup it will process the mail queue
(/var/spool/mqueue) every so often. this is done with the '-q[TIME]'
argument, solaris runs the queue every 15 minutes (-q15m), redhat every
the email that your cron job sends should send the message as soon as
the job completes. the message usually doesn't get placed into the queue
unless there is a problem, can't communicate with smtp relay, can't
resolve a domain, etc.
you can view the messages in the mqueue by running mailq(1).
Riga, Anthony wrote:
> I have a cron job set up to send emails at certain times. Where are the emails stored when they are being sent? I noticed when my emails were not being sent out I restarted sendmail and they all got sent at one time. Just wondering where they are kept.
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darinper at cognigencorp.com
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