postdrop - Postfix mail posting agent
The postdrop command creates a file in the maildrop direc-
tory and copies its standard input to the file.
The command is designed to run with set-gid privileges,
and with group write permission to the maildrop queue
The postdrop command is automatically invoked by the send-mail(1) mail posting agent when the maildrop queue direc-
tory is not world-writable.
-v Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes. Mul-
tiple -v options make the software increasingly
This program is designed so that it can run with set-user
(or group) id privileges.
Fatal errors: malformed input, I/O error, out of memory.
Problems are logged to syslogd(8) and to the standard
error stream. When the input is incomplete, or when the
process receives a HUP, INT, QUIT or TERM signal, the
queue file is deleted.
The program deletes all environment information, because
the C library can't be trusted.
/var/spool/postfix, mail queue
/etc/postfix, configuration files
See the Postfix main.cf file for syntax details and for
default values. Use the postfixreload command after a
Top-level directory of the Postfix queue. This is
also the root directory of Postfix daemons that run
SEEALSOsendmail(1) compatibility interface
syslogd(8) system logging
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