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Useful Exim Mail Commands

Helpful Exim Commands:

/usr/sbin/exim -M email-id => Force delivery of one message
/usr/sbin/exim -qf => Force another queue run
/usr/sbin/exim -qff => Force another queue run and attempt to flush the frozen message
/usr/sbin/exim -Mvl messageID => View the log for the message
/usr/sbin/exim -Mvb messageID => View the body of the message
/usr/sbin/exim -Mvh messageID => View the header of the message
/usr/sbin/exim -Mrm messageID => Remove message without sending any error message
/usr/sbin/exim -Mg messageID => Giveup and fail message to bounce the message to the Sender

/usr/sbin/exim -bpr | grep “<” | wc -l =>Number of emails in the que
/usr/sbin/exim -bpr | grep frozen | wc -l => How many Frozen mails on the queue
/usr/sbin/exim -bpr | grep frozen | awk {‘print $3’} | xargs exim -Mrm => Deleteing Frozen Messages

To flush the exim queue:

1. login to your server via ssh as root.

2. Type: exim -qff