[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim/MySQL not picking up new config

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Tue Dec 13 06:42:28 UTC 2005

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 03:00:30PM -0700, Brian Rose wrote:
> I have Exim/MySQL setup and it has been working for the last few  
> months. I changed the location of a user's Maildir in MySQL and  
> restarted the MTA.
> Mail is still being delivered to the old Maildir (it was recreated  
> and mail is being deposited). Courier is fetching mail from the  
> correct Maildir, however, so transferring mail from the old to the  
> new Maildir is a temporary fix.
> I've tried /etc/init.d/exim4 restart, /etc/init.d/exim4 reload, and a  
> hard stop/start as well. I'm completely out of ideas.

Unfortunately, you don't give any information about your configuration
changes. This is, btw, the reason why noone was able to help you on
IRC. On #exim, it would also have been a good idea to say which
Distribiution you use.

Please refer to http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html for
information how to ask questions without making it unncecessarily hard
to answer them.

To help, we need a lot of information. A good start would be:

exim -bv | grep '^Configuration'
cat /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf
Contents of all configuration files changed by you.

Output of exim -bt some-mail-address at domain.example, and if that's
inconclusive, exim -d -bt some-mail-address at domain.example.

Please be advised that I don't have much MySQL experience myself, so
if you didn't goof badly with your changes and have them ignored by
exim, chances are that _I_ cannot help.


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