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  1. #1
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    mail queue issue

    im just wondering how the mail queue works

    for example, at any given time i always have several hundred and sometimes thousands of emails sitting in it, yet the rest of the mail seems to be delivered as it should be.

    so why is mail sitting in the queue?
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    It could be because of the size of some emails.

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    Some hosts stagger the email sending rate to prevent spammers from exploiting their servers. My host, for example, only allows me to send 100 emails per hour. This may be the case.

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    nope i dont have a limit as far as i know

    some of the mails are a few days old

    again, all the other emails seem to be sending/receiving just fine

    very odd.
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    taking a closer look, it all looks like discarded email
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    If the mail server cannot deliver an email for whatever reason, it goes into a remote queue. If you're tired of seeing high numbers in remote queues, look for a queue lifetime value to change. Normally a server would allow a message to stay inside its queue for a week or more before fatally bouncing the email back to the sender. I like to set that value much lower, to a couple days at most. If a mail server isn't responding after a few days.... I think it's dead or never existed in the first place.

    If you have lots of mail in your local queue (which doesn't seem to be your case), your mail server isn't able to deliver quickly enough.

    If you send an email to the mail server and it delivers quickly (locally or remotely) and you still have high remote queues, it's likely to be all 1) junk or 2) mail headed to a server that is down.

    Hope that makes sense.
    Alex Llera
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    ok so how do i set that to a lower value?

    it looks to me like these are a bunch of spoofed emails/bounces/nondeliverables

    thanks

    (in whm please, no shell!)
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    Hi Lauren,

    This change really needs to be made in SSH, the Exim manager in WHM is really not the best tool for the job... open a ticket with Dinix and the boys will happily make the change for you in /etc/exim.conf

    They will need to know how long you want e-mails to stay in the queue before they are discarded... 2 days, 3 days... I have my servers set to 3 days. for whatever that's worth.

    Lauren, I gotta teach you some SSH. It's more intimidating than anything, and a lot of stuff can be done by simple copy/paste. I first started out with a graphical SSH client that had a GUI just like an FTP program, that might be something to look into? Then learning bits of SSH and how to run scripts, etc., is a really easy step. I just kept all my steps and instructions typed in a journal app on my desktop... still use it for stuff, in fact.

    Bailey
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