mailscanner & exim

Rajesh Fowkar rfowkar at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 17 23:24:47 GMT 2001

Nick Phillips saw fit to inform me that:
>On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 09:54:42PM +0000, Rajesh Fowkar wrote:
>> I tried everything as per the docs. But even after doing
>> mailq -C /etc/exim_outgoing.conf
>> I don't get anything.
>You haven't accidentally set your spool_directory in /etc/exim.conf as
>well as /etc/exim_outgoing.conf, have you?

Nope. In /etc/exim_outgoing.conf there is no spool_directory statement.
This is my default exim.conf file without mailscanner now. Hence there the
spool_directory is /var/spool/exim/input.

In /etc/exim.conf the spool_directory is set :


>What do exim's logs say?

2001-12-17 21:54:30 exim 3.12 daemon started: pid=833, -q30m, listening for
SMTP on port 25
2001-12-17 21:54:31 Start queue run: pid=835
2001-12-17 21:54:31 16G4uL-00006L-00 == rfowkar at T=remote_smtp
defer (-44): retry time not reached for any host
2001-12-17 21:54:31 End queue run: pid=835
2001-12-17 21:54:43 16G5ic-0000Db-00 <= rfowkar at U=rajesh P=local
S=2965 id=20011217215442.GA802 at debian
2001-12-17 21:54:43 16G5ic-0000Db-00 == MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK routing
defer (-45): remote delivery skipped

This is correct. Because I am not connected while sending these mails and
after scanning them they are staying in the queue /var/spool/exim/input.
But mail does not show them nor mail -C /etc/exim_outgoing.conf.

As soon as I stop mailscanner and start only exim all the mails are back in
queue and exim starts sending them.

Thanks for all the help.


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