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HELP! Frozen e-mail barrage!



I have a "headless" machine here on my network (actually the one which
provides the masquerading firewall etc)

if I log into it and run "sudo mailq" it lists hoardes of e-mails frozen!

The weird thing is that it is not a machine which is used for e-mail transfer!
I have tried going into /var/spool/exim/input and issuing rm *
this fixes the problem. A few days later...it is doing it all over
aggain!
They all look very similar here is some output from mailq:

 5d   478 0zP5U5-0006Gc-00 <root@carpanet> *** frozen ***
          mail@carpanet
...
 5m  1.1K 0zQifF-0001LZ-00 <> *** frozen ***
          root@carpanet
...
 0m  1.1K 0zQifF-0001LZ-00 <> *** frozen ***
          root@carpanet

and some samples:
------
0zP5U5-0006Gc-00-D
/bin/sh: runq: command not found
root 0 0
<root@carpanet>
907335781 4
-ident root
-received_protocol local
-body_linecount 1
-frozen 907724448
-local
-manual_thaw
XX
1
mail@carpanet

129P Received: from root by Shit-Box.carpanet with local (Exim 2.02 #1 
(Debian))
        id 0zP5U5-0006Gc-00; Fri, 2 Oct 1998 09:43:01 -0400
025* From: root (Cron Daemon)
034F From: root@carpanet (Cron Daemon)
009* To: mail
018T To: mail@carpanet
035  Subject: Cron <mail@Shit-Box> runq
028  X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
035  X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/var/spool/mail>
033  X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
027  X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=mail>
050I Message-Id: <E0zP5U5-0006Gc-00@Shit-Box.carpanet>
037  Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 09:43:01 -0400
(END)
-----
0zP5nR-0006QB-00-H
mail 8 8
<>
907336981 0
-ident mail
-received_protocol local
-body_linecount 20
-frozen 907724447
-localerror
-manual_thaw
XX
1
root@carpanet

129P Received: from mail by Shit-Box.carpanet with local (Exim 2.02 #1 
(Debian))
        id 0zP5nR-0006QB-00; Fri, 2 Oct 1998 10:03:01 -0400
044  X-Failed-Recipients: mail@carpanet.carpanet
052F From: Mail Delivery System <Mailer-Daemon@carpanet>
018T To: root@carpanet
059  Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
050I Message-Id: <E0zP5nR-0006QB-00@Shit-Box.carpanet>
037  Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 10:03:01 -0400
..
0zP5nR-0006QB-00-D
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to all of its recipients. The
following address(es) failed:

  mail@carpanet.carpanet:
    (generated from mail@carpanet):
    unrouteable mail domain "carpanet.carpanet"

------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

...blah blah

Has anyone seen this? any idea how I can fix it?

-Steve

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