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       exinext - Finding individual retry times


       exinext address|message-id


       A  utility  called  exinext  (mostly  a Perl script) provides the ability to fish specific
       information out of the retry database.  Given a mail domain (or a  complete  address),  it
       looks up the hosts for that domain, and outputs any retry information for the hosts or for
       the domain.  At present, the retry information is obtained  by  running  exim_dumpdb  (see
       below) and processing the output.  For example:

         exinext piglet@milne.fict.example
         kanga.milne.fict.example: error 146: Connection refused
           first failed: 21-Feb-1996 14:57:34
           last tried:   21-Feb-1996 14:57:34
           next try at:  21-Feb-1996 15:02:34
         roo.milne.fict.example: error 146: Connection refused
           first failed: 20-Jan-1996 13:12:08
           last tried:   21-Feb-1996 11:42:03
           next try at:  21-Feb-1996 19:42:03
           past final cutoff time

       You  can  also  give  exinext  a  local part, without a domain, and it will give any retry
       information for that local part in your default domain.  A  message  id  can  be  used  to
       obtain  retry  information  pertaining  to  a  specific message.  This exists only when an
       attempt to deliver a message to a  remote  host  suffers  a  message-specific  error  (see
       section  42.2).   exinext  is not particularly efficient, but then it isn't expected to be
       run very often.


       This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff  than  us  and  has
       more experience in writing manual pages, any patches would be greatly appreciated.


       exim(8), /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/


       This  manual  page  was  stitched  together  from spec.txt by Andreas Metzler <ametzler at>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          March 26, 2003                               EXINEXT(8)