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Exim No Longer Purging Queue?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GOT, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. GOT

    GOT Get Proactive!

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    Anyone besides me noticing that Exim suddenly stopped purging the mail queue?

    Normally, messages are removed after five days, but I am seeing many many servers with messages in the queue over that mount. Seen as many as ten days just sitting there.

    I realize I could futz around with the config file, but I was used to this happening properly...
     
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    In /etc/exim.conf, find the following lines:

    auto_thaw = 6d
    ignore_bounce_errors_after = 7d
    timeout_frozen_after = 8d

    Modify the number in order to set the days in the queue, then restart Exim.

    It may be that your configuration has always been the same, but an increase in a particular type of message has meant that the mail queue now has a noticable number of queued messages, such as undeliverable bounce messages (e.g. to routeable, but undeliverable, spammer senders).
     
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    Hei,

    Doesn't these changes will disappear after cPanel upgrade?.. How do I modify Exim config file without any affect from cpanel upgrades?
     
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    Add / modify the lines in WHM's Exim config manager. That way Cpanel / whm doesn't bastardize the config on the next update. :)
     
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    Cool... But there are lots of textbox.. and which one I should change in this case? Can someone tell what each textbox mean
     
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    GOT Get Proactive!

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    These lines are already in the default config file. Its like they are being ignored.
     
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    Hi, I am putting these options in the first text box, is that ok? Will these settings override what is already in the exim config file?

    Thanks!
     
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    GOT,
    Check the permissions in /var/spool/exim directory as well
    make sure the following is not present in exim.conf
    queue_only = true
     
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    why remove/change queue_only = true in exim.conf?
     
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