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nightwish
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I am reciving a thousand of mail's whit the following messege " Subject: Warning: could not send message for past 4 hours
Sent: 6/27/2006 8:06 PM

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

"7/2/2006 9:09 PM
Could not deliver the message in the time limit specified. Please retry or contact your administrator.
SMTP; 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large>"

Any help .. How can i stop this .. I already erase de spool .. stop the service sendmail and restart and could not resolv the problem. I continue to receive constantly the mail messege ..

Thanks ..
7 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: mail

Shalom,

It means: you have a file sizelimit built into sendmail.cf

You can increase the limit.
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1037928

You can stop sending the email.

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nightwish
Advisor

Re: mail

Thanks but i already do that !! .. But it seems that is not a limitacion of size of the mail .. Its a bigger problem :( .. Thanks anyaway by the tip ..

Regards ..
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: mail

I don't think it's a size restriction problem, because it should be rejected in that case, not queued.

I think that the mail file is too large so the mailq reports that, and cannot be delivered to the mail destination. Can you post the ouput of "mailq -v".

Check your /var/spool/clientmqueue /var/spool/mqueue.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
nightwish
Advisor

Re: mail

The output of mailq -v

k63GTWsO003638 169 3270670+Jul 3 17:29
(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)

(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)
k63Go0pS005373 169 3270670+Jul 3 17:50
(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)

(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)
k63GTWr8003638 169 3270670+Jul 3 17:29
(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)

(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)
k63Gp0pS005443 169 3270670+Jul 3 17:51
(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)

(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)
k63Gk0pS005127 169 3270670+Jul 3 17:46
(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)

(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)
k63Gk0pS005128 169 3270670+Jul 3 17:46
(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)

(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)
k63GTWtC003638 169 3270670+Jul 3 17:29
(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)

(Deferred: 450 4.2.0 temporary file: File too large)
k63GTWq4003638 169 3270670+Jul 3 17:29
....

o output do cd /var/sppol/mqueue

dfk640q0pS023785 dfk648s0pS012293 qfk640r0pS023871 qfk648t0pS012391
dfk640q0pS023786 dfk648s0pS012294 qfk640r0pS023872 qfk648t0pS012393
dfk640q0pS023787 dfk648s0pS012295 qfk640r0pS023873 qfk648t0pS012394
dfk640q0pS023788 dfk648s0pS012297 qfk640r0pS023875 qfk648t0pS012395
dfk640r0pS023869 dfk648s0pS012298 qfk640r0pS023876 qfk648t0pS012396
dfk640r0pS023870 dfk648s0pS012299 qfk640r0pS023877 qfk648t0pS012397
dfk640r0pS023871 dfk648t0pS012391 qfk640r0pS023878 qfk648t0pS012398
dfk640r0pS023872 dfk648t0pS012393 qfk640r0pS023879 qfk648t0pS012399
dfk640r0pS023873 dfk648t0pS012394 qfk640s0pS023957 qfk648t1pS012400
dfk640r0pS023875 dfk648t0pS012395 qfk640s0pS023958 qfk648t1pS012401
dfk640r0pS023876 dfk648t0pS012396 qfk640s0pS023959 qfk648t1pS012402
dfk640r0pS023877 dfk648t0pS012397 qfk640s0pS023960 qfk648t1pS012403
dfk640r0pS023878 dfk648t0pS012398 qfk640s0pS023961 qfk648t1pS012405
dfk640r0pS023879 dfk648t0pS012399 qfk640s0pS023962 qfk648u0pS012491
dfk640s0pS023957 dfk648t1pS012400 qfk640s0pS023963 qfk648u0pS012495
dfk640s0pS023958 dfk648t1pS012401 qfk640s0pS023964 qfk648u1pS012496
dfk640s0pS023959 dfk648t1pS012402 qfk640s0pS023965 qfk648u1pS012497
dfk640s0pS023960 dfk648t1pS012403 qfk640s1pS023966 qfk648u1pS012498
dfk640s0pS023961 dfk648t1pS012405 qfk640t1pS024060 qfk648u1pS012499
dfk640s0pS023962 dfk648u0pS012491 qfk640t1pS024061 qfk648u1pS012501
dfk640s0pS023963 dfk648u0pS012495 qfk640t1pS024062 qfk648u1pS012503
dfk640s0pS023964 dfk648u1pS012496 qfk640t1pS024063 qfk648u1pS012504
dfk640s0pS023965 dfk648u1pS012497 qfk640t1pS024064 qfk648u1pS012505
dfk640s1pS023966 dfk648u1pS012498 qfk640t1pS024065 qfk648u1pS012506
dfk640t1pS024060 dfk648u1pS012499 qfk640t1pS024066 qfk648v1pS012586
dfk640t1pS024061 dfk648u1pS012501 qfk640t1pS024067 qfk648v1pS012590
...

Can I stop this :( ..
nightwish
Advisor

Re: mail

Other helpelly information is that when I disactivate de crontab of the user that it appears on the messege .. I stop to reciving the mails !! stranger :( ..
Bill Thorsteinson
Honored Contributor

Re: mail

The user has a crontab entry that creates a
file to large for the server it is destined
for. Check the spool area to see what he
is sending. Look for large files, likely
several of nearly the same size.

Increasing the size on your server will only
make the problem worse. Consider lowering
the size on your server.

Problem may be temporary if the file passes
the server's size limits, but the disk is full.

Talk to the user.

You receive these messages as administrator
as you need to be aware of such problems.
nightwish
Advisor

Re: mail

thanks