lmtp timed out while sending MAIL FROM

Alain Spineux aspineux at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 11:53:39 EST 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 4:42 PM, Gerard <gerard.cluster at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am having a very strange issue where the imap server stops accepting
> messages via LMTP, does not allow logins via imap, and the load
> reaches anywhere from 800 - 2000. This happens nearly daily.

Daily ? On a regular basis ? At backup time ?

> notice there are generally many defunct processes and the below pasted
> excerpt from the maillog
> Nov 25 06:27:11 imap06 postfix/lmtp[16300]: 22E2E10B00C3:
> to=<user at domain.com>,
> relay=/var/imap/socket/lmtp[/var/imap/socket/lmtp],
> delay=300, status=deferred (conversation with
> /var/imap/socket/lmtp[/var/imap/socket/lmtp] timed out while sending
> We are running RHEL4U4 with the version of Cyrus that comes with it
> cyrus-imapd-2.2.12-3.RHEL4.1. Anyone seen something similar or have an
> idea what could be causing this issue?

Disk nearly full ? Some DBERROR in the logs somewhere ?

service imapd restart is enough ?

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Alain Spineux
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