exim / remove (all) frozen messages from queue

Just a quick & dirty hack to delete frozen messages for a single / some recipient(s)…

# what are we searching for?
# (part of the email-address)
# exim-bin
EXIM=`which exim`
# execute (frozen messages only)..
$EXIM -Mrm $(mailq | grep $SEARCH -B1 | grep frozen |cut -c 11-27)

Thanks to Mark -> this can be done a lot of easier if you want to kill all frozen messages:

exiqgrep -z -i | xargs exim -Mrm

If you want to do this only for some domains / email-addresses, use the first example.

3 thoughts on “exim / remove (all) frozen messages from queue”

  1. Learn exipick — it is AWESOME and far more flexible than exiqgrep.

    expick is 100% options compatible, so this still works:
    exipick -z -i | xargs exim -Mrm

    … but you can also construct complex queries involving spam scores, Subject (or any other header or exim variable) and you can combine all these selectors in one command.

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