Exim mail queue 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

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