Mark Constable writes:
Just a thought, at the moment we have 21,000 messages in our
mailq after blocking with spamcop and a few others. I'm sure
we're in the middle of a spamstorm and that it's 95% spam in
We've got so much load atm that some messages are taking up
to 20 hours to be actually delivered. Spamassassin seems to
be the main culprit slowing things down.
Would it be reasonable to script up something that could
roll over the messages in the queue and "purge" the most
obvious spam quickly and easily ?
That'll work, but you'll have to run the 'courier cancel' command to purge
each individual message, or stop Courier before manually removing the three
files in the queue directories, per each message.