Important exim log file paths in WHM/cPanel & Directadmin

The exim is an open source email server and it has a lot of flexible options and commands to manage. Here is some useful configuration and log files of the exim mail server for WHM/cPanel and Directadmin server.

Understanding the exim Logs – WHM/cPanel
The exim configuration file;

# /etc/exim.conf

Incoming mail queue;

# /var/spool/exim/input/

Important log files;

# /var/log/exim_mainlog  :  Delivery and receipt log
# /var/log/exim_rejectlog  :  Log of messages rejected based on ACLS or other policies
# /var/log/exim_paniclog  :  Unexpected/Fatal error log

IMAP, POP login attempts, transactions, fatal errors and spam scoring;

# /var/log/maillog  And # /var/log/messages


# /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailmain/logs

Understanding the exim Logs – Directadmin
In direct admin control panel, the log locations are little differ from cPanel.

# /var/log/exim/mainlog
# /var/log/exim/paniclog
# /var/log/exim/processlog
# /var/log/exim/rejectlog

Thanks. 🙂

Related links:
Exim Log line flags
Exim command to find the mail that we have sent is completed or not(Unix/Linux)
Check spamming on server having EXIM
Quick way to remove all frozen emails from mail queue exim

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3 thoughts on “Important exim log file paths in WHM/cPanel & Directadmin

  1. Hello , I am pleased you wrote nice blog. I have a problem in my cpanel when i go to email trace it shows emails which is not entered by any user. At every hours it comes emails. I want to remove that. How it could be possible and tell me 1 thing how we go this path /var/log/exim_mainlog , /var/log/exim_mainlog , /var/log/exim_rejectlog without command prompt. It’s very urgent for me. Thanks in Advance

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