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Re: Why doesn't Exim ever clean out /var/spool/exim/input?

Joey Hess said the following on 29/01/04 21:48:

Ronny Adsetts wrote:

The original poster is simply not keeping his queue clean of frozen messages.

Shouldn't that be the MTA's job? I never understood why exim has such
brain-dead defaults as requring an admin to manually deal with "frozen"
messages. Every other MTA I have ever used has not even had such a

I do agree that the default handling of frozen messages is not good. I guess the premise is let's not throw anything away unless we're told to.

I dunno how exim4 handles this - still on woody and not yet played with it - but maybe a debconf question at setup could change this default behaviour. Or just change the default config in the deb anyway.

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