Using a cPanel server? Getting “Timeout waiting for response after 15 seconds” error or exclamation mark on some SMTP tests on MXtoolbox?
It’s quite easy to fix. First of all, you have to login to WHM and to Exim Configuration Manager. Find the “Introduce a delay into the SMTP transaction for unknown hosts and messages detected as spam” option and set it to “off”.
Now, your SMTP test should look something like this:
Check amount of mail in queue
# exim -bpc
As you can see, we have a pretty decent amount of mail in our Exim queue.
Now, let’s list all messages in the queue and pick a random message ID to check its’ header.
# exim -bp
4d 1cuyBm-0000Cu-3h <firstname.lastname@example.org>
208P Received: from $user by server.example.com with local (Exim 4.82)
for email@example.com Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:03:06 -0400
027T To: firstname.lastname@example.org
019 Subject: Hello!
091 X-PHP-Script: domain.com/uploads/page.php for "$IPADDRESS"
023 X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
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