/var/spool/exim_incoming/input --923MB is this normal

radical

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my /var is filling up very fast. checked the diskusage and saw that spool was using 1.8GB. out of which this folder /exim_incoming/input is showing as 923MB used. is this normal? how can this be cleared down, to reduce disk usage. i am using mailscanner on this server.

urgent help required..

thanks
Sunny
 

jayh38

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This sounds like you have s spammer on your system. The only way to clear it out is to
delete your mail queue, but I would recommend tracking down the spammer first
and perhaps fixing and securing other problems you might have.
 

radical

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the mail queue has only 900 odd emails. clearing that also did not help in reducing the size.