Exim commands

BASIC COMMANDS

Print a count of the messages in the queue: exim -bpc

Print a listing of the messages in the queue (time queued, size, message-id, sender, recipient): exim -bp

Print a summary of messages in the queue (count, volume, oldest, newest, domain, and totals): exim -bp | exiqsumm

Print what Exim is doing right now: exiwhat

Run a pretend SMTP transaction from the command line.The message will NOT actually be delivered : exim -bh 192.168.11.22

Display all of Exim’s configuration settings: exim -bP

SEARCHING THE QUEUE WITH exiqgrep

Use -f to search the queue for messages from a specific sender: ‘exiqgrep -f [user]@domain’

Use -r to search the queue for messages for a specific recipient/domain: exiqgrep -r [user]@domain

Use -o to print messages older than the specified number of seconds. For example, messages older than 1 day:

exiqgrep -o 86400

Use -y to print messages that are younger than the specified number of seconds. For example, messages less than an hour old:

exiqgrep -y 3600

MANAGING THE QUEUE

Start a queue run: exim -q -v

Remove a message from the queue: exim -Mrm <message-id>

Freeze a message: exim -Mf <message-id>

Remove all frozen messages: exiqgrep -z -i | xargs exim -Mrm

View a message’s headers: exim -Mvh <message-id>

View a message’s body: exim -Mvb <message-id>

View a message’s logs: exim -Mvl <message-id>

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