mail rejects, deleted & queue in periodic.conf

By default, after exim successfully configured and run, it sends out Megabytes of mail queue to the root mailbox. It can be annoying when using a slow download line. e.g. PSTN & ISDN dialup, 3G internet access & etc.

To stop receiving those mail queues, specify “daily_status_mailq_enable=”NO”” in /etc/periodic.conf .

*** parameters are not only store/listed in /etc/defaults/periodic.conf, check out the scripts in :

  • /etc/periodic/daily/*
  • /etc/periodic/weekly/*
  • /etc/periodic/monthly/*
  • /etc/periodic/security/*
  • /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/*
  • /usr/local/etc/periodic/weekly/*
  • /usr/local/etc/periodic/monthly/*
  • /usr/local/etc/periodic/security/*