Postfix: “queue file write error”

Friday, August 21, 2009 posted by admin

If you get an error like:

Aug 21 12:41:03 webb4 postfix/sendmail[11234]: fatal: web1_user(12967): queue file write error

in your mail log, then the vale for message_size_limit in postfix is too low. Edit postfix

vi /etc/postfix/

and set the message size limit to a higher value. E.g.

mesage_size_limit = 900000000

and restart postfix:

/etc/init.d/postfix restart

If there is no message_size_limit set in, just add the line.

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3 Responses to “Postfix: “queue file write error””

  1. Ovidiu says:

    and what to do if the limit is set to 0 meaning unlimited and I still get the queue file write error?

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  3. Justin says:

    Wonderful! Solved my problem right away.

    Originally thought it was because my mail error logs had to just be cleared.

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