Can the Retry time Really be Changed?


Well-Known Member
Mar 12, 2004
In the advanced editor for exim, there is a section that indicates that it is possible to change the retry time. Yet, every email retries for the default time. I have placed values in the box below the default one (anything above it is not even carried through to the final exim.conf - so why is that box even there?)

begin retry

*                       quota (added by whm)

*                      *           F,2h,15m; G,16h,1h,1.5; F,4d,8h default

*                      refused     F,12h,4h;
*                      timeout     F,12h,4h;
[email protected]       *           F,2d,15m; G,16h,1h,1.5; F,3d,8h
mydomain          *           F,48h,5m;
another domain       *           F,1d,45m;
*                      *           F,2h,15m; G,16h,1h,1.5; F,2d,8h

Nothing makes any difference. All are held for 4 days. And as I said if I put anything in the box above the defaults, they go to never-never land and nothing is saved and placed into the exim.conf.

It is especially a pain as I only want the mailman messages to retry for a short period of time (12 hours like I set) - not the four days it wants to.

I can manually edit the file - but we all know the problems therein:rolleyes: