System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Run the Old Mail Queue, /var/spool/omqueue

To run an old mail queue, follow these instructions.

  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. Run the old mail queue.

    # /usr/lib/sendmail -oQ/var/spool/omqueue -q

    The -oQ flag specifies an alternate queue directory. The -q flag says to run every job in the queue. Use the -v flag if you are displaying the verbose output on the screen.

  3. Remove the empty directory.

    # rmdir /var/spool/omqueue