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ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken

| 10:16:03 06.02.2018

If you receive this alert: 

ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken

after you upgraded Directadmin version, here we will let you know why it happens.

Why it happens?

It's a new feature in Directadmin which is available since its 1.522 version and is already available as a pre-release binary (which you need to use for evolution skin to work):

It's said there:

based on directadmin.conf setting (internal default)

This check will be done every minute.
If the file exists and has a size greater than 0, then a notice will be sent to all Admins in the Message System.

What to do?

First of all I'd suggest that you check content of /var/log/exim/paniclog and resolve all the errors from it. It might be very important.

If you still want to disable it, then run these commands:

echo "exim_paniclog=0" >> /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf
service directadmin restart

That's it.

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