DirectAdmin and Exim problems: retry time not reached for any host


It took some time, but finally I found a workaround for this problem. Exim was keeping the mails in his queue for an unknown reason for me. In the log file (/var/log/exim/mainlog) I saw the following error message:

retry time not reached for any host

I don’t know what it means or why the message is there, but with my workaround I got it all working again.

Step 1:

cd /var/spool/exim/db

Step 2:

rm -r *

Step 3:

/etc/init.d/exim restart

You’ll see that all mail is now getting delivered and your queue will get lower.