Exim Problems, Help Appreciated.


Well-Known Member
Apr 27, 2003
Mail into one of our boxes has stopped, due to exim retry errors.
T=remote_smtp defer (-53): retry time not reached for any host

Mail is no longer arriving inbound for any accounts.

I have already checked

- /etc/userdomains
- /etc/localdomains
- /etc/remotedomains

Updated Exim /scripts/eximup --force
Updated Cpanel /scripts/upcp --force
Fix Named /scripts/fixnamed
Fix NDC /scripts/fixndc
Restarted Named, Start/Stop
Stopped/Disabled APF
Checked WHM-> Tweak Settings -> SMTP Tweak = Disabled

Unfortunately the same thing is happening, anyone have any ideas?

Zion Ahead

Well-Known Member
Nov 10, 2006
I'm getting this as well....

2007-02-28 16:36:51 1HMXPn-0005P3-Ea == [email protected] ([email protected]) <[email protected]> R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp defer (-53): retry time not reached for any host
2007-02-28 16:41:25 1HMXTl-0005zF-C0 => [email protected] ([email protected], [email protected]) <[email protected]> F=<[email protected]> P=<[email protected]> R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp S=11767 H=c.mx.mail.yahoo.com [xxx.142.237.182]:25 C="250 ok dirdel" QT=28s DT=1s
2007-02-28 16:41:27 1HMXPn-0005P3-Ea => [email protected] ([email protected]) <[email protected]> F=<[email protected]> P=<[email protected]> R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp S=5503 H=c.mx.mail.yahoo.com [xxx.142.237.182]:-1* C="250 ok dirdel" QT=4m36s DT=1s
2007-02-28 16:41:27 1HMXOJ-0005Dm-Fg == [email protected] ([email protected], [email protected]) <[email protected]> R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp defer (-46): SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data: host c.mx.mail.yahoo.com [xxx.142.237.182]: 451 Message temporarily deferred - [170]

How do I fix this?

Just now I ran...

exim_tidydb -t 1m /var/spool/exim wait-remote_smtp
exim_tidydb -t 1m /var/spool/exim retry