Help! Need to delete outgoing mail queue

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by tattwam, May 13, 2016.

  1. tattwam macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2016
    Hello All
    This is my first post in this forum.

    I am having issue with OS X Server 5.1
    There are Thousands of mails in mail queue due to some spam agent.
    I have got one command line from Apple discussions :

    sudo /Applications/ -d ALL

    But I am not sure it will work.
    Need urgent help.
  2. HenryAZ macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2010
    South Congress AZ
    postsuper will work fine, but you don't need that long command line. postsuper is in /usr/sbin, which is in your PATH, so simply:
    sudo postsuper -d ALL (ALL has to be uppercase).

    If you want to try it first on a single message, run mailq, which will scroll all of those queued messages across the screen. Copy the Queue ID of the last message off the screen, and enter:
    sudo postsuper -d queue_id
    then run mailq again, and that last message should be gone.

    Before deleting the entire queue, make sure you don't have any legitimate pending mail.

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