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Old 29th April 2009, 00:48
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Default Mail still showing up in /var/spool/mail

I deleted some old email accounts and thought that was the end of them. However, I began noticing that some, not all are still getting mail in the /var/www/spool/mail directories. If I don't keep an eye on them they get pretty big in size because of spam.

I can delete the file(s) and low and behold as soon as an email comes through the file is back. I tried removing permissions, but STILL the email continues to come through. I tried removing ALL instances of the user accounts and I'll be damned if they don't show back up as soon as an email comes through.

Does anybody have a clue on this?

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Old 29th April 2009, 10:26
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Which mailer daemon do you use?
Maildir, mbox, or ... ?

Do you mean /var/spool/mail (subject) or /var/www/spool/mail (body) or might it be /var/mail (where mbox-mail lives)?

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Old 29th April 2009, 14:03
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Default Mail still showing up in /var/spool/mail

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Which mailer daemon do you use?
Maildir, mbox, or ... ?

I have Postfix running as mail. Guess I'm not clear on which daemon is actually running.

Do you mean /var/spool/mail (subject) or /var/www/spool/mail (body) or might it be /var/mail (where mbox-mail lives)?

It is actually in /var/spool/mail with the file name of the user. Example: /var/spool/mail/paul where paul is the filename.
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I deleted some old email accounts and thought that was the end of them. However, I began noticing that some, not all are still getting mail in the /var/www/spool/mail directories. If I don't keep an eye on them they get pretty big in size because of spam.
Did you delete these accounts also from the recycle bin in ISPConfig?
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