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Andreas Vögele edited this page Dec 29, 2021 · 22 revisions


Welcome to the Exim Wiki. This wiki covers extra information not in the official documentation. It allows users of Exim to supplement the documentation by adding examples and interfaces to other software and other how to information. For finding resources, try What Lives Where On The Web which describes where the website is, why there are currently two wikis, where to find mailing-lists, source code, bug-tracking, etc.

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Wiki Conversion

This wiki was converted from the old one hosted on There may be some issues with the conversion - please fix up any formatting or linking problems you discover.

Participate - Learning about Wikis

You too can be part of the documentation process. Do you have a trick that you would like to contribute? You can edit these pages and create new pages as long as you have a GitHub login. This allows you to share your tricks with everyone else just like they shared their tricks with you.

Some tricks for Exim

Removing Bad Mail

# remove mail from nobody
exiqgrep -i -f nobody | xargs exim -Mrm

# remove mails older than 3 days
exiqgrep -i -o 259200 | xargs exim -Mrm

# remove mail with weird characters (spam)
exiqgrep -i -f “^<>$” | xargs exim -Mrm

# delete mails from a particular domain
exiqgrep -i -f | xargs exim -Mrm

# delete mails to a particular domain
exiqgrep -i -r | xargs exim -Mrm

# flush (purge) the entire Mail queue
exiqgrep -i -f | xargs exim -Mrm
exim -bp | exiqgrep -i | xargs exim -Mrm

Run Mail queue

runq -qqff

Who is having large number of emails?

exim -bp | exiqsumm

To check message header

exim -Mvh messageid

To check message content

exim -Mvb messageid

Exim Pros

Many plugins available.

Exim Cons

Cryptic templates.