temporary failure. Command output: maildrop: signal 0x19

This is not the first time this has happened. It last happened about a month ago. Tonight it happened for a different reason. This time it wasn’t the size of the mbox (I’m not using mbox on this server).

This time it’s the size of the log.

$ ls -lha ~/.mailfilter.log*
-rw-r--r--  1 dan  dan    52k Jan 11 00:18 /usr/home/dan/.mailfilter.log
-rw-------  1 dan  dan    48M Jan 10 21:03 /usr/home/dan/.mailfilter.log.1

Once I mv‘d the file away and did a postfix flush, everything was delivered.

It’s time for some file rotation.

Let’s fix that by adding a file to /usr/local/etc/newsyslog.conf.d/.

[dan@mailjail:/usr/local/etc/newsyslog.conf.d] $ cat mailfilter
# logfilename                   [owner:group]   mode count size when  flags [/pid_file] [sig_num] 
/usr/home/dan/.mailfilter.log   dan:dan         600  80     *   @T07  B
[dan@mailjail:/usr/local/etc/newsyslog.conf.d] $

That should deal to this annoying little problem.

FYI, I had a Nagios alert for the mail queue on this server. It was properly reporting the problem and it notified me. Via email.

The problem was also on my Nagios website, but I was so preoccupied with writing an article on Bacula that I didn’t notice.

The first entry in the log file was dated Sep 3 16:02:04 2014.

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