large amount of data in /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

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jols
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large amount of data in /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

Post by jols »

We are starting to see a large amount of data in:

/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

... which is eating up valuable space in /var

Question - Can I just move the /incoming directory to /home, and then symlink it from /var/spool/MailScanner/ ?
alinford
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Re: large amount of data in /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

Post by alinford »

Does anyone know if this will work?
Sarah
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Re: large amount of data in /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

Post by Sarah »

We would not expect to see a large amount of data in /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming as most of that is temporary files. At any rate, we would never recommend using a symlink for any of the MailScanner system directories. As the configuration file itself states for this setting:

NOTE: The path given here must not include any links at all,
NOTE: but must be the absolute path to the directory.
alinford
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Re: large amount of data in /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

Post by alinford »

I understand that it is temporary, but if I am using the quarantine option which saves a copy of the legit email as well, it does add up. I guess I will need to turn off that option.
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