Well-Known Member
Apr 7, 2003
My server keeps having an issue where the mail queue is holding all incoming and outgoing email. The email does not show in the queue in WHM, but it does show via command..

root@server []# exim -bpc

This is the 3rd time it has happened, but to be honest I'm not sure exactly what temporarily fixed it the first 2 times. eximup and cpup do not work. Restarting the email services will not work. This always happens on the weekends, my clients call me and email me Monday to tell me no email has come in since Friday.

I guess I'm looking for someone else who may have had this problem.
And their solution. A permanent one, this time.


Well-Known Member
Aug 6, 2006
Use exim -Mvh messageid to list the headers of email waiting to be sent. Use exim -Mvb messageid to view the body of an email waiting to be sent. Use exim -Mrm messageid to remove a message from the queue waiting to be sent.
If you have a bunch of frozen messages you want to remove, the following command will do it:
# exiqgrep -zi | xargs exim -Mrm