How do I rebuild qmail's queue if it is damaged or consists of a lot of spam messages?
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You can recreate qmail's queue, but all current messages will be removed from the queue and cannot be restored.
To Recreate Qmail's Queue
- Connect to your server via SSH (more info).
- Switch to the root user (more info).
- At the command prompt, stop Qmail by typing
- Then, type the following:
- Start Qmail by typing
rm -rf info intd local mess remote todo
for i in `seq 0 22`; do
mkdir -p mess/$i
cp -r mess info
cp -r mess intd
cp -r mess local
cp -r mess remote
cp -r mess todo
chmod -R 750 mess todo
chown -R qmailq:qmail mess todo
chmod -R 700 info intd local remote
chown -R qmailq:qmail intd
chown -R qmails:qmail info local remote