How to delete locked mails from mail queue (Exim)
Ya its something different from normal deletion of mails from exim mail queue. Here I’m explaining how to remove locked emails from queue. I got an error like this “Message 1AdTsr-0089tc-F6 is locked” This happens because the mail id ’1PN63s-0005r4-Oh’ is being processed by an exim process. As such it is required to first kill the corresponding exim process and then removing the mail from mail queue.
So first kill that process corresponding with the Message ID them remove the mail from exim mail queue.
In this case message ID is 1AdTsr-0089tc-F6 So commands comes like’
[[email protected]]# ps aux|grep 1AdTsr-0089tc-F6
[[email protected]]# kill -9 ‘pid’
[[email protected]]# exim -Mrm 1AdTsr-0089tc-F6
Thats it… 🙂