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     NAME
          qmail-start - turn on mail delivery

     SYNOPSIS
          qmail-start [ defaultdelivery [ logger arg ... ] ]

     DESCRIPTION
          qmail-start invokes qmail-send, qmail-lspawn, qmail-rspawn,
          and qmail-clean, under the proper uids and gids.  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 defaultdelivery is supplied, qmail-start passes it to
          qmail-lspawn.

          If logger is supplied, qmail-start invokes logger with the
          given arguments, and feeds qmail-send's activity record
          through logger.

          Environment variables given to qmail-start will eventually
          be passed on to qmail-local, so make sure to clean up the
          environment if you run qmail-start manually:

             # env - PATH="/var/qmail/bin:$PATH"
             qmail-start ./Mailbox splogger qmail &
             (all on one line)

          Resource limits, controlling ttys, et al. are also passed
          from qmail-start to qmail-local.

          Note that qmail-send normally juggles several simultaneous
          deliveries.  To reduce qmail-send's impact on other
          programs, you can run qmail-start with a low priority.

     SEE ALSO
          logger(1), splogger(1), nice(1), qmail-log(5), qmail-
          local(8), qmail-clean(8), qmail-lspawn(8), qmail-rspawn(8),
          qmail-send(8)











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