LKBEN11177: Howto delete/flush all pending mails on a postfix mail server

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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 2 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 18/01/2021 | Comment:


You have been testing and want to delete all mails on a postfix server


You have mails in your queue and need to delete them all


You can use the postsuper command:

postsuper -d ALL

on ubuntu or kubuntu you should use sudo in front of the command:

sudo postsuper -d ALL

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.


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