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I hope anyone can help me out with the following issue. I'm no longer receiving emails because they are getting stuck in the email queue.

I've tried the following:

  1. System reboot (even between the steps below)
  2. Clearing temp files using: find /tmp -cmin +720 -exec rm {} \;
  3. Clearing all temp files
  4. exim -qf
  5. exim -qff

With the last two commands, the commands couldn't finish executing.

I really hope someone can help me out. If it helps, this is a log file saying no space left on device

2013-08-09 19:57:29 1V6vjZ-00014J-9U == email@removed.com <email@removed.com> R=localuser T=local_delivery defer (28): No space left on device: failed to open tmp/1376092649.H84616P5755.web.ghservers.org (10 tries)
2013-08-09 19:57:47 1V7p0b-0004pC-W8 == email@removed.com <email@removed.com> R=localuser T=local_delivery defer (28): No space left on device: failed to open tmp/1376092667.H428517P5853.web.ghservers.org (10 tries)
2013-08-09 19:58:05 1V7dH3-0001zg-QZ == email@removed.com <email@removed.com> R=localuser T=local_delivery defer (28): No space left on device: failed to open tmp/1376092685.H780135P5879.web.ghservers.org (10 tries)
2013-08-09 19:58:24 1V7Ud3-0003Ad-54 == email@removed.com <email@removed.com> R=localuser T=local_delivery defer (28): No space left on device: failed to open tmp/1376092704.H156764P5948.web.ghservers.org (10 tries)
2013-08-09 19:58:24 1V7vQ6-0003Wi-Di Unfrozen by forced delivery
2013-08-09 19:58:25 1V7vQ6-0003Wi-Di ** email@removed.com F=<> R=lookuphost T=remote_smtp: SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<email@removed.com>: host 613.cl [74.220.202.15]: 550 No Such User Here
2013-08-09 19:58:25 1V7vQ6-0003Wi-Di Frozen (delivery error message)
2013-08-09 19:58:43 1V7lbg-0001k7-W8 == email@removed.com <email@removed.com> R=localuser T=local_delivery defer (28): No space left on device: failed to open tmp/1376092723.H857798P6030.web.ghservers.org (10 tries)
2013-08-09 19:59:02 1V7mhg-0005vo-Ir == email@removed.com <email@removed.com> R=localuser T=local_delivery defer (28): No space left on device: failed to open tmp/1376092742.H190957P6124.web.ghservers.org (10 tries)
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Move the queue to a partition that has more disk space; clean it up; then move it back. –  josten Aug 10 '13 at 0:41
    
Their is enough space on all partitions. (Friend of Peter van Dam) –  Jordi Kroon Aug 10 '13 at 18:13
    
Can you please show the output of df –  Marki Aug 11 '13 at 20:03
    
Thanks. It looks like the problem is solved. The inodes were full. The cookie folder seemed to have so many files that more files couldn't be added. Thanks for the help! –  Peter van Dam Aug 14 '13 at 18:06

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  • Check Exim queue by:
    exim -bp
  • Clean, If you have many Frozen or very old mail in queue:
    exim -q
  • Move Queue to another partition, has more disk space,
  • Set time limit for frozen or bounced mail:
    # vi /etc/exim.conf
    
        timeout_frozen_after = 1d ( 1 Days )
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