How to use the Exim Mail Queue Manager in WHM

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To Using the Exim Mail Queue Manager in WHM

Exim is the mail software that runs on your server to control email delivery, there are mail queue management options you can use with Exim directly via the command line.

How to use the Exim Mail Queue Manager in WHM

In this article Hostripples will show you how you can manage your Exim mail queue on your VPS or dedicated server in WHM.

Step 1 : Log into WHM.


tep 2 : Find the Email menu.


Step 3 : Go to Mail Queue Manager.


Step 4 : In the Search box type in


Step 5 : From the Select Query drop-down and select Search Recipients.


Step 6 : In Search Type Click on Begins With.


Step 7 : Click on the calendar icon and Specify the Start Date and End Date.


Step 8 : Next, specify the Start Time and End Time.


Step 9 : Then, click on Run Report.


Step 10 : We can see that our messages to are Frozen.

This means that Exim has detected an error trying to deliver the message, and it is going to hold the message and try again later.


Step 11 : Click on the magnifying glass icon to view the message in a new window.

In this message we can see that it’s not delivering to because their mail server is giving us back the error of Mailbox quota exceeded.


Step 12 : At the top of the message you can choose to Delete Message which will completely remove it from the mail queue.




you can choose to Deliver Message Now which will attempt to send the message again, in this case if the user has freed up some space on their email account it should go through successfully now.



That’s it !! 🙂 


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How to Create a StartSSL Certificate on StartSSL Control Panel

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To Create a StartSSL Certificate

In this article I will give you how you can easily Create a StartSSL Certificate on StartSSL Control Panel. Follow the steps and create a StartSSL Certificate.

Create a StartSSL Certificate


Step 1 : Login to the StartSSL Control Panel.

Step 2 : Select the Validations Wizard tab.

Step 3 : Select Domain Name.

Step 4 : Click on Continue button.

Step 5 : Then enter the top domain name, and select the domain name extension.

Step 6 : Click on Continue button.

Step 7 : Select the email address for verification of domain name.

Step 8 : Click on Continue button.

Step 9 : Then enter the verification code you received by mail into the the field. 

Step 10 : Click on Finish button. 

Step 11 : Select the Certificates Wizard tab.

Step 12 : Select SSL/TLS Server Certificate.

Step 13 : Click on Continue button.

Step 14 : Then enter a password ( at least 10 characters ).

Step 15 : Click on Continue button. 

Step 16 : Save the private key.

Step 17 : Click on Continue button.

Step 18 : Select the domain name from the drop-down box.

Step 19 : Click on Continue button.

Step 20 : Then add a sub domain name.

 Step 21 : Click on Continue button. 

Step 22 : Save the certificate

Step 23 : Click on Finish button.

Step 24 : Select the Tool Box tab.

Step 25 : Click on Decrypt Private Key.

Step 26 : Then enter the content of the private key and supply the password.

Step 27 : And finally Save the decrypted private key.


That’s it!




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Error : Fix the WHM CSF Security Test

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How to fix the WHM CSF security test errors!

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As a part of ensuring security, Hostripples perform a CSF security scan from WHM. We may get the following error after the scan. 

“Check csf LF_SCRIPT_ALERT option WARNING This option will notify you when a large amount of email is sent from a particular script on the server, helping track down spam scripts”




To fix this error :


1) SSH into the



2) Edit the csf configuration file by using following command:

vi /etc/csf/csf.conf

3) Search for LF_SCRIPT_ALERT = “0″

4) Change the value from “0″ to “1″ to fix the issue.

5) Restart the CSF.


You may also get the following error :


“Check exim for extended logging (log_selector) WARNING You should enable extended exim logging to enable easier tracking potential outgoing spam issues. Add:log_selector = +arguments +subject +received_recipients”



1) Edit the exim configuration file by using following command :


2) Change the value from “log_selector = +all” to the following :

log_selector = +arguments +subject +received_recipients

3) Save changes.

4) Restart the CSF.





This should resolve the error

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How to Remove/Uninstall RVSkin from Cpanel/WHM Server ?

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RVSkin is a management software offered with cPanel server that provides a user with complete branding and skinning control over cPanel and Reseller accounts. In a short span of time you will be able to create impressive looking cPanel overlay skins for your end users that are customizable in accordance to your preferences.


Uninstall RVSkin from Cpanel


To Remove/Uninstall RVSkin from Cpanel/WHM Server

Follow the steps to uninstalling RVSkins from Cpanel/WHM Server

Step 1 : Login to Cpanel/WHM server via SSH

Step 2 : Run the following command as root on the server:

# perl /root/rvadmin/





You will be completely Removed/Uninstall RVSkin from your Cpanel/WHM Server




If for some reason RVskin was installed in a different location, change the path accordingly.

Restart your cpanel by using following command: 

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/cpanel stop

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/cpanel start



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How to Update Fantastico Manually via WHM?

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How to update fantastico manually via WHM?

Fantastico is a scripts library that automates the installation of web applications to a website.

Update Fantastico

Follow the steps to update Fantastico

Step 1 : Login to your cPanel server via WHM

Step 2 : Locate the section entitled Plugins

Step 3 : Click on “Fantastico De Luxe WHM Admin”

Step 4 : Click on “Update/Get files”

Step 5 : Then Click on “Install Latest Fantastico De Luxe” button


Your Fanstastico should be Fully Updated!!


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Important cPanel Scripts

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WHM / cPanel Scripts are located in /scripts/

/scripts/adddns – Adds a DNS zone.
/scripts/addnetmaskips – Add the netmask to all IPs that have no netmask.
/scripts/addnobodygrp – Adds the group nobody and activates security.
/scripts/addpop – Add a Pop Account.
/scripts/addservlets – Add JSP support to an account (requires tomcat).
/scripts/adduser – Add a user to the system.
/scripts/betaexim – Installs the latest version of exim.
/scripts/biglogcheck – looks for logs nearing 2 gigabytes in size
/scripts/bsdcryptoinstall – Installs crypto on FreeBSD.
/scripts/bsdldconfig – Configures the proper lib directories in FreeBSD.
/scripts/bsdpkgpingtest – Tests the connection speed for downloading FreeBSD packages.
/scripts/buildeximconf – Rebuilds exim.conf.
/scripts/buildpostgrebsd-dev – Installs postgresql on FreeBSD.
/scripts/checkbadconf – Checks /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf for bad users.
/scripts/checkbsdgroups – Checks and repairs proftpd ownership on FreeBSD.
/scripts/checkccompiler – Checks to make sure the C compiler works on your system.
/scripts/checkfpkey – Checks for the FrontPage suid key
/scripts/checkgd – Checks to see if GD is built.
/scripts/checkinterchange – (Internal use).
/scripts/checklibssl – Checks to make sure the proper libssl symlinks exist.
/scripts/checkmaxclients – Checks to see if apache has reached the maximum clients allowed.
/scripts/checkoldperl – Checks to see if the version of Perl on your system is old.
/scripts/checkrsync – Checks to make sure rsync is up to date.
/scripts/checksuexecpatch – Checks to see if mailman has been patched for suexec.
/scripts/checksuspendpages – Checks to see if suspend pages are properly named.
/scripts/checkup2date – Makes sure up2date is set up properly (RedHat)
/scripts/checkyum – Makes sure yum is set up properly.
/scripts/chkpaths – Makes sure /usr/sbin/chown has a symlink to /bin/chown
/scripts/chownpublichtmls – Change ownership of all users web space to them, which is useful for converting to
suexec. Files owned by nobody are deleted.
/scripts/ckillall – Allows you to kill a process (used like killall).
/scripts/cleanbw – Cleans up old bandwidth logs.
/scripts/cleandns8 – Clean up named.conf.
/scripts/cleangd – Cleans up old GD installs and reinstalls GD
/scripts/cleanmd5 – Fix CPAN md5 problems.
/scripts/cleanmsglog – cleans exim’s msglog
/scripts/cleanupmysqlprivs – Cleans up improper mySQL privileges.
/scripts/compilers – Disables the usage of compilers for unprivileged users.
/scripts/convert2maildir – Converts mail from mbox to maildir format and installs courier impap and pop (cpimap is
/scripts/cpbackup – Runs backups.
/scripts/distupgrade – Upgrades RedHat to the newest version (for testing only)
/scripts/dnscluster – Enables DNS clustering.
/scripts/dnstransfer – Only if the server has a DNS master (sync with DNS master).
/scripts/downgradefp – Downgrades FrontPage Extensions (to 5.0-0)
/scripts/dropmysqldb – Drops a mySQL database.
/scripts/easyapache – Upgrade Apache
/scripts/editquota – Change a users quota.
/scripts/enablechkservdwebmail – Enable service checking of webmaild.
/scripts/enablefileprotect – Protects home directories if file protection is built in apache.
/scripts/ensurepkg – Installs a FreeBSD package.
/scripts/ensurerpm – Installs a rpm.
/scripts/exim3 – Installs exim 3.
/scripts/exim4 – Installs exim 4.
/scripts/eximlocalsend – Enables/Disables exim local sending.
/scripts/eximup – Installs/Updates exim.
/scripts/findhacks – Search for common Trojan Horses.
/scripts/findoddrootprocesses – Lists root processes that may need to be checked out.
/scripts/findphpversion – Check to see if your php version file is up to date.
/scripts/fixallcartswithsuexec – Fixes permissions on carts when using suexec.
/scripts/fixbinpath – Makes sure all bin file paths are correct.
/scripts/fixbuggynamed – Updates bind to solve any problems with bugs.
/scripts/fixcommonproblems – Attempt to fix the most common problems.
/scripts/fixetchosts – Fixes problems with /etc/hosts
/scripts/fixeverything – Fix common problems and quotas.
/scripts/fixinterchange – Reinstall interchange Perl modules.
/scripts/fixinterchangeperm – fix permissions on a user’s interchange cart.
/scripts/fixlocalhostwithphp – Change /etc/hosts to work better with PHP 4.2.0 + MySQL.
/scripts/fixmailman – Updates and restarts mailman.
/scripts/fixmysql – Fixes problems with mySQL.
/scripts/fixmysqlbsd – Fixes problesm with mySQL on FreeBSD.
/scripts/fixnamed – Updates bind to handle many DNS zones (more than 512).
/scripts/fixpop – Fix a POP account and reset password.
/scripts/fixproftpdconf – Fixes problems with /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf
/scripts/fixproftpddupes – Updates proftpd.
/scripts/fixquotas – Fix quotas.
/scripts/fixrndc – Fixes named.conf to prevent rndc staus failed.
/scripts/fixsubdomainlogs – Run if subdomain logs don’t show up in cPanel.
/scripts/fixsuexeccgiscripts – Fix CGI scripts that are broken after suexec installed.
/scripts/fixvaliases – Fix permisions on valiases.
/scripts/fixwebalizer – Repair a Webalizer that has stopped updating.
/scripts/fpanonuserpatch – Updates FrontPage extensions to include the anonymous user patch.
/scripts/ftpquaotacheck – Runs quota checking for all ftp users.
/scripts/ftpup – Updates your ftp server.
/scripts/fullhordereset – Resets Horde and displays the current Horde password.
/scripts/gcc3 – Installs gcc-3.3.3
/scripts/gencrt – Generate a .crt and .csr file.
/scripts/initfpsuexec – Enable FrontPage suexec support.
/scripts/initquotas – Turn on quota support on new drives.
/scripts/initsslhttpd – Make sure HTTP starts with SSL.
/scripts/initsuexec – Turn on suexec support if suexec is installed.
/scripts/installfpfreebsd – Installs FrontPage 5 Extensions on FreeBSD.
/scripts/installfpgentoo – Installs FrontPage on Gentoo.
/scripts/installgd – Builds GD.
/scripts/installpkg – Installs a FreeBSD package.
/scripts/installpostgres – Installs PostrgeSQL.
/scripts/installzendopt – Install zend optimzer.
/scripts/installzendopt-freebsd – Install zend optimizer on a freebsd machine.
/scripts/isdedicatedip – Checks an ip to see if it is dedicated.
/scripts/killacct – Delete an account.
/scripts/killdns – Delete a DNS zone.
/scripts/killpvhost – Removes a virtual host from proftpd.conf.
/scripts/killspamkeys – Removes a spam key.
/scripts/killsslvhost – Removes a SSL entry for a virtual host.
/scripts/killvhost – Delete a vhost.
/scripts/listcheck – Checks mailing lists for issues.
/scripts/listproblems – Lists common problems.
/scripts/listsubdomains – List subdomains.
/scripts/mailperm – Fix almost any mail permission problem.
/scripts/mailscannerupdate – Updates MailScanner
/scripts/makecpphp – Installs php.
/scripts/manualupcp – Updates cPanel manually.
/scripts/md5crypt – Encrypts a password into MD5.
/scripts/mysqladduserdb – Create a MySQL databse and user.
/scripts/mysqlconnectioncheck – Attempts to connect to MySQL, restarts SQL if necessary.
/scripts/mysqldeluserdb – Delete a MySQL database and user.
/scripts/mysqlpasswd – Change MySQL password.
/scripts/mysqlup – Updates mySQL.
/scripts/newexim – Installs the latest version of exim.
/scripts/nofsck – Make fsck always use -y
/scripts/nomodattach – Removes mod_attach from httpd.conf.
/scripts/nomodauthmysql -Removes mod_auth_mysql from httpd.conf.
/scripts/nomodbwprotect – Removes mod_bwportect from httpd.conf.
/scripts/nomodgzipconfmods – Removes mod_gzip from httpd.conf.
/scripts/nomodperl – Removes mod_perl from httpd.conf.
/scripts/park – Parks a domain.
/scripts/patcheximconf – Fixes exim.conf.
/scripts/perlinstaller – Installs perl.
/scripts/phpini – Create a php.ini file.
/scripts/proftpd128 – Installs proftpd-1.2.8.
/scripts/quickkernel – Updates your kernel.
/scripts/quicksecure – Quickly kill useless services.
/scripts/rebuildcpanelsslcrt – Rebuilds the cPanel SSL Certificate.
/scripts/rebuildcpusers – Rebuilds /var/cpanel/users.
/scripts/rebuildetcpasswd – Rebuilds /etc/passwd.
/scripts/rebuildeximbsd – Rebuilds exim on FreeBSD.
/scripts/rebuildhttpdconffromproftpd – Rebuild httpd.conf from the proftpd.conf file.
/scripts/rebuildnamedconf – Restore named.conf from files in /var/named.
/scripts/rebuildproftpd – Restore proftpd.conf from httpd.conf.
/scripts/reinstallmailman – Reinstalls mailman.
/scripts/reseteximtodefaults – Resets exim’s default settings.
/scripts/resetimappasswds – Resets all imap passwords.
/scripts/restartsrv – Restart a service.
/scripts/restartsrv_apache – Restart apache.
/scripts/restartsrv_bind – Restart bind.
/scripts/restartsrv_clamd – Restart clamd.
/scripts/restartsrv_courier – Restart courier imap.
/scripts/restartsrv_cppop – Restart cppop.
/scripts/restartsrv_entropychat – Restart entropy chat.
/scripts/restartsrv_exim – Restart exim.
/scripts/restartsrv_eximstats – Restart exim statistics.
/scripts/restartsrv_ftpserver – Restart your ftp server.
/scripts/restartsrv_httpd – Restart httpd.
/scripts/restartsrv_imap – Restart impad.
/scripts/restartsrv_inetd – Restart inetd.
/scripts/restartsrv_interchange – Restart Interchange Shopping Cart.
/scripts/restartsrv_melange – Restart melange chat.
/scripts/restartsrv_mysql – Restart mysqld.
/scripts/restartsrv_named – Restart named.
/scripts/restartsrv_postgres – Restart postgresql.
/scripts/restartsrv_postgresql – Restart postgresql.
/scripts/restartsrv_proftpd – Restart proftpd.
/scripts/restartsrv_pureftpd – Restart pure-ftpd.
/scripts/restartsrv_spamd – Restart spamd.
/scripts/restartsrv_sshd – Restart sshd.
/scripts/restartsrv_syslogd – Restart syslogd.
/scripts/restartsrv_tomcat – Restart tomcat.
/scripts/restartsrv_xinetd – Restart xinetd.
/scripts/restoremail – Restores a user’s mail.
/scripts/runstatsonce – Runs statistics (should be used from the crontab).
/scripts/runweblogs – Run analog/webalizer/etc. for a user.
/scripts/safeyum – Runs yum safely.
/scripts/setupfp – Install FrontPage 3 on an account.
/scripts/setupfp4 – Install FrontPage 4 (2000) installer on an account.
/scripts/setupfp5 – Install FrontPage 5 (2002) installer on an account.
/scripts/setupfp5.nosueuxec – Install FrontPage 5 (2002) installer on an account when not using suexec.
/scripts/unsetupfp4 – Removes FrontPage 4 or 5 from an account.
/scripts/unsuspendacct – Unsuspends an account.
/scripts/upcp – Updates cPanel.
/scripts/whoowns – Finds out who owns a domain.
/scripts/wwwacct – Creates an account.

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