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Re: frozen emial in exim4

On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 08:28:05PM -0400, Tong wrote:
> Hi, 
> I get a bunch of frozen emial in my exim4 queue. How can I tell what the
> problem is?
> 21h  105K 1EG6ne-0006Kv-TB <> *** frozen ***
>           to_addr@yahoo.com
> Both the mail.log and mail.err in /var/log are empty:
> $ ls -l /var/log/mail.err /var/log/mail.log
> -rw-r-----  1 root adm 0 07-10 06:47 /var/log/mail.err
> -rw-r-----  1 root adm 0 07-10 06:47 /var/log/mail.log
> Anyway, I try to send one more with verbose option on, and get the
> following result. How do I interpreter it? Is it yahoo's problem, which
> is very unlikely, or something else? 

My guess is that the remote smtp server is/was down during the time
you tried. So, after a few attempts, exim44 finds no means to deliver
the messages and freezes them. To force a retry, do exim4 -qff as


Kumar Appaiah,
462, Jamuna Hostel,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036

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