Provided by: qmail_1.06-4_amd64 bug

NAME

       qmail-start - turn on mail delivery

SYNOPSIS

       qmail-start [ defaultdelivery [ logger arg ...  ] ]

DESCRIPTION

       qmail-start  invokes  qmail-send,  qmail-lspawn,  qmail-rspawn, and qmail-clean, under the
       proper uids and gids.  These four daemons cooperate to deliver messages from the queue.

       qmail-start arranges for qmail-send's activity record to be sent to qmail-start's  output.
       See qmail-log(5) for the format of the activity record.  Other than this, qmail-start does
       not print anything, even on failure.

       If defaultdelivery is supplied, qmail-start passes it to qmail-lspawn.

       If logger is supplied, qmail-start invokes logger with  the  given  arguments,  and  feeds
       qmail-send's activity record through logger.

       Environment variables given to qmail-start will eventually be passed on to qmail-local, so
       make sure to clean up the environment if you run qmail-start manually:

          # env - PATH="/var/lib/qmail/bin:$PATH"
          qmail-start ./Mailbox splogger qmail &
          (all on one line)

       Resource limits, controlling ttys, et al. are also passed from qmail-start to qmail-local.

       Note that qmail-send normally juggles several simultaneous deliveries.  To  reduce  qmail-
       send's impact on other programs, you can run qmail-start with a low priority.

SEE ALSO

       logger(1),  splogger(1),  nice(1),  qmail-log(5),  qmail-local(8),  qmail-clean(8), qmail-
       lspawn(8), qmail-rspawn(8), qmail-send(8)

                                                                                   qmail-start(8)