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Re: Exim: Format error in spool file

On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:

> At 01:07 AM 12/22/2002 -0200, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
> >I'm trying to run Exim, but with both 4.10 from Cygwin and the
> >4.11 I compiled I get "Format error in spool file" in the log
> >when I send an e-mail. Exim works fine on Linux with the same
> >exim.conf, available at
> >(I had to comment the first two lines starting with ##). I'm
> >not running it on a server. I use it on my cable modem.
> 1) Does the error occur with the default configuration file
> that comes with Cygwin (possibly modified by exim-config)?


> 2) Looking at the source code, this error message should include
> the name of a file. Have you looked at that file?
> Send it me as an attachment if you don't see anything obvious.

Attached (very small files).

I did a telnet localhost 25

mail from:
rcpt to:

I also tried with a MUA.

2002-12-22 01:41:03 exim 4.10 daemon started: pid=3316, no queue runs, listening for SMTP on port 25 (IPv4)
2002-12-22 01:41:34 H7I4X6-0001QG-00 <= H=[] P=smtp S=258
2002-12-22 01:41:35 H7I4X6-0001QG-00 Format error in spool file H7I4X6-0001=QG-00-H: size=506

And I don't see any /var/spool/exim/db directory.

drwx------+   6 Frédéric None            0 Dec 22 00:21 var

drwxrwxrwx+   3 Frédéric None            0 Dec 22 00:21 spool

drwxrwxrwx+   3 Frédéric None            0 Dec 22 01:45 exim

drwxrwxrwx+   2 SYSTEM   Administ        0 Dec 22 01:45 input

-rw-rw-rw-    1 SYSTEM   Administ       24 Dec 22 01:41 H7I4X6-0001QG-00-D
-rw-rw-rw-    1 SYSTEM   Administ      506 Dec 22 01:41 H7I4X6-0001QG-00-H

I don't know if it's a permission problem. I have no experience
on Windows. It's a XP Professional SP1 on latest Cygwin. I
didn't create any users.

0@pervalidus.{net, {dyndns.}org}

Attachment: H7I4X6-0001QG-00-D
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Attachment: H7I4X6-0001QG-00-H
Description: Binary data

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