David Smith < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:
I discovered this was the case on YellowDog Linix (a ppc oriented
derivative of RedHat) some time back. I am typing this away from home
and can't easily check locations, so this is going to be from memory.
In /etc/sysconfig/ there is a script (called sendmail) that controls
the time interval. I think the default is one hour. This only
controls how often sendmail is invoked to send mail externally, it
does not control invocation for internal email. Between the time
intervals for external mail the messages are stored by mqueue and
sit in a directory /var/spool/mqueue.
For my system I simply modified the /etc/sysconfig/sendmail script to
call sendmail every ten minutes. On this system (a laptop) I check
mqueue before shutdown and if it contains mail then I can restart
sendmail using either services or /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail directly.
Stephen Harker XXXX@XXXXX.COM
School of Physics Baloney Baffles brains: Eric Frank Russell
University College http://www.yqcomputer.com/