Postfix notes

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Local-only setup

Inspecting and managing the queue

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Inspect the queue (descriptions only):


Peek at mail:

postcat -q QueueID

Removing mail

postsuper -d QueueID

or a queue references:

postsuper -d deferred
postsuper -d ALL

I have a script containing:

for queueid in `mailq | egrep '^[A-Z0-9]' | cut -d ' ' -f 1 | tr '\n' ' '`; do 
   echo "------------------ "$queueid
   postcat -q $queueid


Error writing message: File too large

A postfix error that occurs when a user's mailbox is full.

Regularly caused by cronjob output, particularly when you get long and frequent email reports.

mailbox_size_limit and virtual_mailbox_limit may be relevant.

You can use

postconf | egrep '(mailbox_size_limit|virtual_mailbox_limit)' see what size they are currently set at, which is probably 50MB.

Set this to a higher limit (in your .cf files), or even to 0 to remove limits.