How to deliver quarantined email with exim
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Tue Apr 1 20:48:58 IST 2008
Kirk Lowery wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:49 PM, Julian Field
> <MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Kirk Lowery wrote:
>> > On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Julian Field
>> > <MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
>> >> Move them into /var/spool/exim/input, make sure they have exactly the
>> >> same ownership, group and permissions as all the other files in there,
>> >> and Exim should pick them up and deliver them.
>> >> To hurry the process along, something like
>> >> /usr/sbin/exim -C /etc/exit/exit_send.conf -Mc message-id-here
>> >> should kick it into making a delivery attempt.
>> > Thanks for your response.
>> > Here's what happened:
>> > delivering 1Jgjhp-0003fH-PS
>> > LOG: MAIN
>> > Spool file 1Jgjhp-0003fH-PS-D not found
>> > Is there something wrong with my conf file?
>> Not if it normally works. See if you can make the outgoing exim do a
>> complete run of the queue. It should do this periodically anyway, so the
>> reason it couldn't find the file might be that it has already been
>> delivered. Has the files (-D and -H) gone since you moved them there?
> In the incoming exim queue new messages are coming in. They have the
> "-D" and "-H" suffix added to the message id. When I run "exim -q",
> they are delivered just fine. But the messages from the MailScanner
> quarantine directory do not have two files per message with these
> suffixes. There is only one file with the message id as the file name.
You need to look up the "Quarantine Whole Messages As Queue Files ="
setting in MailScanner.conf. If you want to be able to release messages
by dropping them back into the outgoing queue, this needs to be set to
"yes". I guess yours is "no" right now.
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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