Is there any way to configure my exim to delete messages automatically that bounce or have errors instead of them getting frozen and accumulating in the queue? i am getting lots of massage in queue name frozen.

Thank You,


There is a setting that determines how long those frozen messages are kept until they are deleted:

# exim -bP | grep frozen
timeout_frozen_after = 1w

Check to see what yours is set to and adjust it downward to a lower value. More documentation is available at Exim Docs Chapter 14, search for the word "frozen" on that page and see all of the ways you can change the handling of frozen messages.

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  • if i don't want any massage in queue more than a day then where to serch and edit? – Radhe Aug 2 '13 at 14:12
  • Find where timeout_frozen_after is set and set it to '1d' for "1 day". – Todd Lyons Aug 6 '13 at 18:25

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