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Delete specific emails from mailq in sendmail server

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Hi All,

We use sendmail server on Red Hat Linux Enterprise,
Just found that there were 200 thousand emails in the queue after recovering from a server crash. There are loads of alerts that can be removed and some imp emails which cannot be removed.

is there any way to remove emails by subject or by recipient??

Thanks
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I recommend you to flush the mails instead of removing using the command /usr/sbin/sendmail -q -v

To remove specifically.

you can use qtool.pl script located in sendmail source code contrib directory as follows:

Provide the command mailq to get the details of

Then provide the command

./qtool.pl -C /etc/mail/sendmail.cf -d /var/spool/mqueue/h22J321532131231

/var/spool/mqueue/h22J321532131231  is the Q-ID. qtool.pl delete the messages specified by Q-ID
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thanks for the message, i  cudnt find qtool.pl on my server, can i install it or download and use this tool?

many thanks
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Incomplete solution as i cudnt find the way to use qtool
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