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       qmail-queue - queue a mail message for delivery




       qmail-queue  reads  a  mail message from descriptor 0.  It then reads envelope information
       from descriptor 1.  It places the message into the outgoing queue for future  delivery  by

       The  envelope  information  is  an  envelope sender address followed by a list of envelope
       recipient addresses.  The sender address is preceded by the letter F and terminated by a 0
       byte.  Each recipient address is preceded by the letter T and terminated by a 0 byte.  The
       list of recipient addresses is terminated by an extra 0 byte.  If qmail-queue sees end-of-
       file before the extra 0 byte, it aborts without placing the message into the queue.

       Every  envelope  recipient  address  should  contain  a  username,  an @ sign, and a fully
       qualified domain name.

       qmail-queue always adds a Received line to the top  of  the  message.   Other  than  this,
       qmail-queue  does  not  inspect  the  message and does not enforce any restrictions on its
       contents.  However, the recipients probably expect to see a proper header, as described in

       Programs  included  with  qmail  which  invoke  qmail-queue  will  invoke  the contents of
       $QMAILQUEUE instead, if that environment variable is set.


       qmail-queue imposes two constraints on the queue structure: each mess subdirectory must be
       in  the  same  filesystem  as the pid directory; and each todo subdirectory must be in the
       same filesystem as the intd directory.


       qmail-queue does not print diagnostics.  It exits 0 if  it  has  successfully  queued  the
       message.  It exits between 1 and 99 if it has failed to queue the message.

       All qmail-queue error codes between 11 and 40 indicate permanent errors:

       11   Address too long.

       31   Mail  server permanently refuses to send the message to any recipients.  (Not used by
            qmail-queue, but can be used by programs offering the same interface.)

       All other qmail-queue error codes indicate temporary errors:

       51   Out of memory.

       52   Timeout.

       53   Write error; e.g., disk full.

       54   Unable to read the message or envelope.

       55   Unable to read a configuration file.  (Not used by qmail-queue.)

       56   Problem making a network connection from this host.  (Not used by qmail-queue.)

       61   Problem with the qmail home directory.

       62   Problem with the queue directory.

       63   Problem with queue/pid.

       64   Problem with queue/mess.

       65   Problem with queue/intd.

       66   Problem with queue/todo.

       71   Mail server temporarily refuses to send the message to any recipients.  (Not used  by

       72   Connection to mail server timed out.  (Not used by qmail-queue.)

       73   Connection to mail server rejected.  (Not used by qmail-queue.)

       74   Connection  to  mail server succeeded, but communication failed.  (Not used by qmail-

       81   Internal bug; e.g., segmentation fault.

       91   Envelope format error.


       addresses(5),  envelopes(5),  qmail-header(5),  qmail-inject(8),  qmail-qmqpc(8),   qmail-
       send(8), qmail-smtpd(8)