[Pkg-exim4-users] `exim4 -Mvc <message id>` does not display the complete message at all.

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sun Jul 24 14:48:37 UTC 2011

Paul Menzel <paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Dear Exim4 folks,

> wanting to display the message from the mail queue the following does
> not work.

>        $ sudo exim4 -Mvc 1QjmYH-0003xy-Tj # probably a spam message since no sender is set
>        Received: from [] (helo=
>                by mail.gw90.de with smtp (Exim 4.69)
>                id 1QjmYH-0003xy-Tj
>                for judo1 at gw90.de; Thu, 21 Jul 2011 06:16:06 +0000

> Reading the manual page (`man exim4`), I thought this should be the
> correct way.
> Unfortunately most message in my queue are probably corrupt, that is
> they do not have a sender field, and all correct ones have been
> delivered already. So I cannot test if this only happens with these
> corrupt messages.


I strongly suspect this beeing related to corrupt messages. It works
on 4.76-2:

argenau:~# exim -Mvc 1Qkzs0-0001Oo-CP
Received: from ametzler by ip6-localhost with local (Exim 4.76)
        (envelope-from <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>)
        id 1Qkzs0-0001Oo-CP
        for ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org; Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:41:28 +0200
Message-Id: <E1Qkzs0-0001Oo-CP at midonly.argenau.bebt.de>
From: Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:41:28 +0200


Could you add a new test message to the queue and check whether it
works there?

echo foo | /usr/sbin/exim -odq paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
(Use exim -Mf option to freeze the message and prevent delivery)

cu andreas

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