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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

View and change the Queue Lifetime in qmail

With this command you can see the Queue-Lifetime:

/var/qmail/bin/qmail-showctl | grep life

this returns the Lifetime in seconds. (Default is 604800 seconds or 7 days)

You can change this value by edit the queuelifetime file in /var/qmail/control:

echo 86400 > /var/qmail/control/queuelifetime

and then restart the Qmail:

/etc/init.d/qmail restart

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