Author Topic: Exim optimization  (Read 8495 times)

scottscomp

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Exim optimization
« on: July 30, 2008, 12:10:27 pm »
Hey guys,

I have a list of about 300k, and when I send to the list LMP reports that I'm sending at about 60k per hour.

However, my Exim queue is clogging up... to the point now that when I log into my DirectAdmin control panel and click "Mail Queue Administration", the request times out, so I can't see or clear the queue via my control panel.

Since this topic has not been visited for quite some time, I'm wondering if there are any new Exim tweaks.  I already added these four lines to the top of my exim.conf file:

smtp_accept_queue_per_connection = 0
split_spool_directory = true
queue_run_max = 10
remote_max_parallel = 15

I just added those lines this morning after my queue was already clogged so I'll let it run for a day and see what happens.

I'm running a quad-core server with 4GB ram on a 100mb connection, so the mail should be able to exit the server pretty quickly.... but things are clogging up anyway.

Any additional ideas?

-Scott

mike2

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 02:20:40 pm »
A clean list... if it's not clean and mail is stuck in the queue, it will clog up.

Also temporary blocks, delays, etc from say yahoo.  Make sure to get whitelisted with the big ISP's.

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Exim optimization
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 09:40:39 pm »
Hi Scott,

If your web-based program is timing out you may have more success checking the queue from the command-line.  Here's a cheat sheet:

http://bradthemad.org/tech/notes/exim_cheatsheet.php

Most useful might be the remaining # of messages in queue, which can be viewed with:
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exim -bpc

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Dean Wiebe
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Re: Exim optimization
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 05:18:13 pm »
Scott,

Could the issue have been related to specific recipients, such as those at Yahoo, as noted by a poster in the original Exim Optimization thread?

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Dean Wiebe
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