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unfreezemail - move a message from the error queue back to the input
unfreezemail [-D [-f]] [-i] [-n] [-m] [-v N] message-queue-id ...
Unfreezemail safely reprocesses the specified error queue files. This
script can be used to retry messages that were frozen in the error
queue by smail during the time when a configuration error existed, for
Note that if the message is already a bounce message (i.e. is from
‘‘<>’’ or ‘‘<+>’’), or if the error which caused the message to be
frozen in the first place has not yet been repaired, then another
failure to deliver the bounce will simply move it back into the error
queue immediately. You can then use the -D option to delete the re-
WARNING: Unfreezemail will cause the message delivery to be re-
attempted to all addresses which had previously failed. If this is not
intended then the message and/or its corresponding log file will have
to be manually edited.
-D Delete the frozen message instead of re-queueing it.
-f Force the deletion. By default each file must be confirmed
before it is deleted.
-i Confirm each re-delivery attempt interactively.
-m Call mailq before re-attempting delivery.
-n Do not immediately start a runq process to re-attempt delivery.
-v N Tell the runq to be verbose when re-processing the message file.
/var/mail The default name of the Smail spool directory.
/var/mail/error The location of the default Smail spool’s message
error queue where frozen messages are stored.
/var/mail/input The location of the default Smail spool’s message
input queue where undelivered messages, and messages
currently being delivered, are stored.
/var/mail/msglog The location of the default Smail spool’s message
log files for both the error and input queues.
Written by Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Contributed to the Public