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.eml file problems - cpanel_exim_system_filter keeps resetting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zerokarma, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. zerokarma

    zerokarma Active Member

    Oct 6, 2008
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    On my server I have unblocked the .eml file extension as outlined in the thread below by editing the /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter file.

    The problem however is that every once in a while the /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter seems to reset back to the default config on its own. The modified /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter file disappears and it goes back to the original default config file.

    How can I stop this from happening?
  2. mtindor

    mtindor Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2004
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    As root:

    cp /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter_without_eml
    Then edit /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter_without_eml to your liking

    Then log in to WHM, go to Exim Configuration Editor. Under the Filters section edit the System Filter File to be /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter_without_eml. Then select Save.

    Obviously, if a Cpanel update occurs that changes /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter, you may not know about it and may miss something important. But at least this way your EMLs will continue to be blocked.

    I do this vvery same thing, but I make it part of my regular maintenance to periodically check the /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter to see if it has updated. If it has, I then may go in and repeat this process.

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