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Major Mail Problems (exim)

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by circlec, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. circlec

    circlec Active Member

    Jun 15, 2004
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    Cape Town, South Africa

    An extreme amount of spam (1000+) came through to a domain that is hosted on a cPanel box. Exim queued up big-time and eventually prevented all normal email to be delivered.

    I now sit with the problem where the exim_mainlog is showing this every known again (I take it that when the queue runs):

    2004-07-02 12:29:55 1Bfn5l-00072u-Bm == routing defer (-51): retry time not reached
    2004-07-02 12:29:55 1Bfn4A-00072K-Sv == routing defer (-51): retry time not reached

    But the above x 1000 if not more. No mail to other users on the box is been delivered.

    I have already done a /scripts/exim4 but this has not fixed anything.

    Anybody got any suggestions?

    Keep in mind that :blackhole: has been added to that of non existing emails to the domain.
  2. cyberspirit

    cyberspirit BANNED

    Jun 27, 2003
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    you need to add a verify recipient to exim.conf so the MTA does not even accept the message before trying to deliver it!
    Do a search for this here on the forum, there have been numerous threads about this.

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