qmail-start(8)       Maintenance Procedures        qmail-start(8)

     qmail-start - turn on mail delivery

     qmail-start [ aliasempty [ 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 for-
     mat of the activity record.  Other  than  this,  qmail-start
     does not print anything, even on failure.

     If aliasempty is supplied, qmail-start passes it  to  qmail-

     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)

     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),  splogger(1),   nice(1),   qmail-log(5),   qmail-
     local(8),  qmail-clean(8), qmail-lspawn(8), qmail-rspawn(8),

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