Aaahhh! No Email!!!! Exim Issue?!


Active Member
Sep 16, 2005

This just suddenly happened for my email about 2 weeks ago. It started that I could not send any email. No email at all could be sent, I was still receiving email however.

Last week, my server stopped receiving email all together. I've read on the internet on how to fix this. At the same time PHP stopped being able to use fopen and fgetcontent to view remote domains.

I have already solved the PHP problem, by editing resolv.conf.

Now the only problem that remains is this darn email thing. It just came out of nowhere, and now I no longer receive any emails for ANY domain (I only have 12 on my server. This server is strictly being run for my web network). When I send an email, I get a Mail Delivery Error Notice, with this being said:

retry timeout error
It isnt just the emails that I'm sending it to, because it happens to any domain which I send an email too. When receiving emails. They are delivered sometimes (some mail servers return a Mail Delivery Notice, other's dont return anything. I've tried from multiple accounts). So I have no idea where most of the emails are going.

Anyone have any idea on what is going on, and how I can fix it? I thought it was a resolving error at first, and it still may be, but my resolv.conf is set properly.

Thanks for reading this, and I hope that someone has an idea on how to fix this :)

-Brian :cool:
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Verifed Vendor
Jun 15, 2002
Go on, have a guess
1. Make sure named is running on the server if it is meant to be

2. tail /var/log/exim_mainlog and then send in an email and watch what happens


Active Member
Sep 16, 2005
--- Problem Solved ---

Issue was the datacenter's DNS. They had changed them, and I guess I slipped off that notification list somehow :P

Problem lay in incorrect resolv.conf settings.

Thanks for your help guys .. sorry for waisting your time :eek:

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