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Deleting messages from EXIM queue.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by eter4, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. eter4

    eter4 Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2002
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    I have messages in the Queue that are over 11 days old and the queue has grown to over 1000 messages.

    Is there any way to delete certain messages from there.

    Or change the number of days they remain in the Queue before they are disgarded??
  2. xerophyte

    xerophyte Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2003
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    exim -Mrm

    -Mg and -Mrm both cause messages to be abandoned. The difference between them is that -Mg (g stands for "give up") fails each address with the error "delivery cancelled by administrator" and generates a bounce message to the sender, whereas -Mrm just removes messages from the spool without sending bounces.

    If a delivery process is already working on a message, none of these options has any effect and an error message is output. Actions other than -M are logged in the main log, along with the identity of the admin user who requested them.

    Hope this helps,
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