System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Force Mail Queue Processing in the Mail Queue, /var/spool/mqueue

Use this procedure, for example, to process messages to a system that was previously unable to receive messages.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Force queue processing and display the progress of the jobs as the queue is cleared.

    # /usr/lib/sendmail -q -v