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Exim seems very slow

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mickalo, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. mickalo

    mickalo Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    we upgraded our Cpanel/WHM earlier this moring, the current STABLE, and it updated Exim to exim-4.34-60_cpanel_stmpcontrol_antivirus_rewrite_mailman2_mailtrap_exiscan, everything seems to be working fine, but sending and receiving emails to our accounts, and remote accouints, seems very, very slow! No errors in the logs that I can find, but it seems like it takes way to long to recieve and send out emails. never had this problem before the upgrade today.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem with the recent Exim release ?? Is this something in the new Exim.conf that needs to be changed ??

    We don't use MailScanner either.

    Edited:
    I disable this at the very top of the exim.conf, restarted exim, and that seemed to correct the problem:
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    #spool_directory = /var/spool/exim_incoming
    #queue_only = true
    
    The mail sends/receives instantly now. Does anyone know if this is actually needed, what it's suppose to do,... as it conflicted with the previous version of exim...

    TIA,
    Mickalo
     
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    What's the load average like on the server when you're sending. If it's 3 or above then it could be an exim config directive issue, if not, then forget that ;)

    I haven't noticed any changes in exim.conf of late. Just to be sure, do you have rDNS setup for your main IP address?
     
  3. mickalo

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    yes, the rDNS is fine, it always has been, but I did make one small change to the exim.conf, see above, and that seemed to correct it for me. Load avg., has been very low all morning even after Cpanel/WHM updates, below 1 most of the morning.

    Mickalo
     
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    That's a remnant of MailScanner - did you once have it installed? And, no, neither directives are needed if you no longer use MailScanner.

    I would guess that the email was being initially queued rather than sent immediately and was probably taking up to 15 minutes before really being sent.
     
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    Yes, I think that was our problem, we had MailScanner installed about a month ago, from the layer1.cpanel.net site, then removed it. Once I commented out those top lines, all is working fine now. Mail earlier was taking up to an hour to send/receive. Now it's coming like INSTANTLY! :)

    Takes for the help

    Mickalo
     
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