The linux server where exim service is running is under no load.
The system is sending email successfully but is taking a long time to send each email.
Basically if I telnet to localhost port 25 and then I try to send an email from there the response from the server is super slow. The mail application we have running there is taking more than 8 minutes to send 4 emails.
Has anyone confronted this issue before with EXIM and maybe you might now what is the setting that is making EXIM wait so long for something. I am looking at the logs and I cannot see anything indicative of an error. Below a sample of the mainlog:
2009-08-10 07:21:05 H=(aurl.domain.ni) [127.0.0.1] Warning: Sender rate 4.6 / 1h
2009-08-10 07:21:29 1MaTsX-0000mw-Oe <= firstname.lastname@example.org H=(aurl.domain.ni) [127.0.0.1] P=esmtp S=22003 id=67402024.1249906753667.JavaMail.email@example.com
2009-08-10 07:21:54 SMTP command timeout on connection from (domain.com) [127.0.0.1]
2009-08-10 07:22:42 1MaTsX-0000mw-Oe ** firstname.lastname@example.org R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp: SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:email@example.com: host mx3.earthlink.net [18.104.22.168]: 550 firstname.lastname@example.org...User unknown
2009-08-10 07:22:42 1MaTti-0000nM-3b <= <> R=1MaTsX-0000mw-Oe U=mailnull P=local S=23089
2009-08-10 07:22:42 1MaTsX-0000mw-Oe Completed