[Mimedefang] New to Mimedefang

Aleksandar Milivojevic amilivojevic at pbl.ca
Thu Nov 4 09:43:29 EST 2004

Lisa Casey wrote:
> Hi,
> I got Mimedefang working now. Question: what are these directories for in
> /var/spool/MIMEDefang and do I need all these? Seems like a new directory is
> created with each e-mail. At this rate, might this eventually cause disk
> space problems? Can I delete these?
> drwxr-x---    2 defang   defang       4096 Nov  3 16:36
> mdefang-iA3La54E029919


mdefang-something (actually, "something" is sendmail queue ID) are 
temporary spool directories.  Check how MIMEDefang is being called.  It 
might be that it is called with -d option instructing it not to delete 
temporary spool files (which is usefull for debugging only, but you 
usually don't want it on production system, since it will quickly fill 
up file system).  Another possiblity is if you killed MIMEDefang while 
it was still processing an email, directory might be left over.

During normal MIMEDefang operation, you should see those directories 
created and than removed by MIMEDefang as it process email.  If you 
MIMEDefang was not started with -d, and you still see those directories 
left over, something is not working right.

Aleksandar Milivojevic <amilivojevic at pbl.ca>    Pollard Banknote Limited
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