Useful Exim Commands

Useful Exim Commands

 

Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) for hosts that are highly comfortable and running in Unix or Linux Operating system. Exim server is developed at the University of Cambridge. We can easily manage and configure in server. In this article Hostdens will explain few executable commands as below.

 

1) Print a count of the messages in the queue, use the following command line : 

root@localhost# exim -bpc

 

2) Print a listing of the messages in the queue (time queued, size, message-id, sender, recipient), use the following command line : 

root@localhost# exim -bp

 

3) Print a summary of messages in the queue (count, volume, oldest, newest, domain, and totals), use the following command line : 

root@localhost# exim -bp | exiqsumm

 

4) Print what Exim is doing right now, use the following command line : 

root@localhost# exiwhat

exim-vps

5) Test how exim will route a given address, use the following command line : 

root@localhost# exim -bt test@ownmyserver.com
user@thishost.com
<– test@ownmyserver.com
router = localuser, transport = local_delivery
root@localhost# exim -bt user@thishost.com
user@thishost.com
router = localuser, transport = local_delivery
root@localhost# exim -bt user@remotehost.com
router = lookuphost, transport = remote_smtp
host mail.remotehost.com [1.2.3.4] MX=0

 

6) Run a pretend SMTP transaction from the command line, as if it were coming from the given IP address. This will display Exim’s checks, ACLs, and filters as they are applied. The message will NOT actually be delivered, use the following command line : 

root@localhost# exim -bh 192.168.11.22

 

7) Display all of Exim’s configuration settings, use the following command line : 

root@localhost# exim -bP

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