qmail-start - turn on mail delivery
qmail-start [ logger arg ... ]
qmail-start invokes qmail-send, qmail-lspawn, qmail-
rspawn, and qmail-clean. These four daemons cooperate to
deliver messages from the queue.
qmail-start arranges for qmail-send's activity record to
be sent to qmail-start's output. See qmail-log(5) for the
format of the activity record. Other than this, qmail-
start does not print anything, even on failure.
If logger is supplied, qmail-start invokes logger with the
given arguments, and feeds qmail-send's activity record
Environment variables given to qmail-start will eventually
be passed on to qmail-alias, so make sure to clean up the
environment if you run qmail-start manually:
# env - PATH="/var/qmail/bin:$PATH"
qmail-start logger -p mail.info -t qmail &
(all on one line)
qmail-start sets the uid and gid of each daemon properly.
Note that qmail-send normally juggles several simultaneous
deliveries. To reduce qmail-send's impact on other pro-
grams, you can run qmail-start with a low priority.
logger(1), nice(1), qmail-log(5), qmail-alias(8),
qmail-clean(8), qmail-lspawn(8), qmail-rspawn(8), qmail-send(8)