Mail is delivered slowly but Qmail queue is almost empty. What can be the reason?

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2016-11-16 13:03:49 UTC

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2017-08-16 15:50:11 UTC

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Mail is delivered slowly but Qmail queue is almost empty. What can be the reason?

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 11.x for Linux

Symptoms

Mail is delivered very slowly. Qmail queue contains a lot of messages that are stuck:

#/var/qmail/bin/qmail-qstat
messages in queue: 14

Queued messages are not delivered unless Qmail is restarted.

Cause

/var/qmail/queue/lock/trigger file is missing.

Resolution

  1. Create /var/qmail/queue/lock/trigger file:

    # cd /var/qmail/queue/lock/
    # mkfifo trigger
    # chmod 622 trigger
    # chown qmails:qmail trigger
  2. Restart Qmail:

    # service qmail restart
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