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


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 3 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Latest update: 15/03/2021 | Comment:


Symptom

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

Cause

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

Solution

To empty your mail queue 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

Have fun.
 

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. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

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