Exim is a sendmail-compatible Mail Transfer Agent, licensed under the GPL, designed for Unix-like operating systems.

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Using TLS in email sending

I've configured my server (Exim on Debian Linux) to send emails (with SMTP) only to email servers which accept TLS. I did this so that nobody can steal a password reminder email. Right decision? Do ...
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exim4 issues sending mail to gmail

I am trying to send automated emails from my server to my gmail account, so that I can get important notices like when my webserver is not responding, or just some daily statistics. As email sending ...
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Hide High Scoring Entries from ASSP Daily Block Report

I enabled the daily block reports on ASSP, but they aren't terribly useful because they include all blocked messages, even those that have such a high score there is almost no possibility they are ...
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Why is exim not adding the DKIM header to emails?

My emails used to be getting signed with DKIM in the header. Now if you check the email source it is not signing. Whatis wrong? How can I debug, what logs can I look at? cat ...
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How much protection is provided for my remote centos vps by using certificate-only root login

I have two leased centos servers, one to run mysql for backends to the web and mail server on the other, as well as data from my android apps. I am only planning to give access to the data server if ...
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exim4 failed to read delivery status : frozen message

I'm having some difficulty with exim4 in that after sending an auto_away message successfully, it has difficulty reading the status and then creates a frozen message in the mailbox. 2016-04-19 ...
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Minimal Exim router which simply adds custom header

I answered this question with my current solution, but as I said I'm not 100% happy with it. That solution to the question 'How to add a custom header to all outgoing mail' involved adding the ...
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How to change reply to address if using smtp auth in Exim mail server

If I use smtp auth for send mail on mail client , the reply-to address received by destination is the same used in smtp authentication. I must authenticate with the same . It is forced by exim ...
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Exim4 and “550 smtp auth required” error

I have a server with Exim4 It manage the domain example.com A desktop user which running Thunderbird, is using the SMTP of his ISP (it don't using the server's smtp for some pertinent reasons). The ...
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How to test Outgoing mail from exim for proper tls configuration

Been using Exim a long time. Never setup TLS before however. I think I have it configured, but need to test that it can SEND OUTBOUND only email using TLS to a mail server. The server does not ...
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Exim: Force email auth for users of local domains

I'm configuring exim4 for virtual users with dovecot and postgresql and I got a problem I cannot resolve, the situation is this: I need that when a 'localdomain' user tries to send a email to another ...
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Bypass DSpam For IPs or Domains/DSpam RBLs

I am trying to bypass DSpam for accounts that are local (on the same server). My server goes Exim, DSpam, dovecot. I have already bypassed Exim for the IPs that are on the server. I would like to be ...
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External Relay Server when server is on Blacklist

I have a Server with Cpanel , that is in a network with Blacklist (no way to change the Ip , all dirty ) , what i want to do , is install another server in another network that all emails sended can ...
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exim4: ETC_MAILNAME showing up in logs for failed messages

I have /etc/mailname properly configured as mydomain.com, and in my crontab I have MAILFROM=myuser@mydomain.com, but yet when mail goes out, is frozen in the queue and the sender is ...
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IPv6 + PTR + gmail returning error

I have a problem with mail connected to gmail account. Every time when i wanna send mail i got that error: Our system has detected that this message does not meet IPv6 sending guidelines regarding ...
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Exim - receiving malicious mail from own address?

I'm facing an issue whereas one of my users is receiving an email which is sent by his own address containing a javascript zipped file which obviously is malicious. I have tried to look in the logs ...
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How to backup mail with exim4 server

I have a little exim4 mail server with local delivery to /var/mail folder. How can I backup mails? Is it enought to simply save all /var/mail folder? In this case, how to restore?
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Understanding exim4 outgoing message logs. Am I a spammer?

Today I got many spammy emails into my mailbox, I looked in exim4 logs and I found some suspected activities. I would like to understand the serverity of this attack, if I got spammy mail I can ...
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Courier authdaemon socket missing (exim4)

On my Ubuntu 14.04 server, I'm running Exim4 together with Courier. I tried to configure Exim to use a DNSBL blacklist shortly. Since I rebooted the server, the mail server doesn't work anymore. When ...
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How to create an Exim router to redirect email and then use alternate gateway

essentially we are migrating to Google Apps for Work away from cPanel (centOS5.11 Exim 4.86) I need to tell Exim: redirect a list of users to an alternate list of email address and then use an ...
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exim 4 : add header to ALL messages

I'm looking for a way to add headers to all outgoing emails in exim4 (debian 8 setup). I have tried differents things based on headers_add but i guess my main question is where to put this rule (the ...
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Self-signed certificate error with exim: CA is unknown

I added ssl support to my exim smtp server. Now I'm trying it with a Thunderbird client, first of all I imported my self signed certificate to thunderbird keystore and than I tried to connect. It ...
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Debian : configure an send-only smtp server (exim or postfix)

I’m configuring a debian server and I need a mail server for all notifications (fail2ban, logwatch, etc). I need those notification to be send to a specific email address. I have an smtp account with ...
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Why does my server hostname appear in Exim email headers sent from a different domain?

I've had several problems with SMTP emails from my server and domain sent using Exim being blocked by certain other domains, which may have been partly due to certain server settings tripping up ...
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configure exim smarthost on centos6.6 to use id and password for exchange

On centos 6.6 how do I reconfigure exim to send all email to a microsoft exchange. The exchange server is up and working and does not need anything else done to it. I need to have all email sent to ...
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Reject emails from specific address on exim

i have a spammer that is driving me crazy. What i want to do is reject his emails altogether so he receives an instant message saying "message rejected" or similar. Can exim do this? How? Note: This ...
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How to have exim on server with multiple domains send each mail from its own domain, not the server hostname?

Suppose I have a VPS with multiple dedicated IP addresses and multiple domains: domain-a.com is on 11.11.11.11, mx is mail.domain-a.com domain-b.com is on 22.22.22.22, mx is mail.domain-b.com ...
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Rate Limit for users in exim

I tried to put a limit of sending messages, based on users who are placed in a text file, using the following ACL: acl_check_limit: deny authenticated = * message = Lo sentimos, ha agotado el ...
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trying to locate process on server which is sending spam email [duplicate]

I have a CentOS server running Exim, with a standard LAMP stack installed. The problem is that there is a process that is sending out unsolicited emails, AND I do not know how to locate the process. ...
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extra delay in sending email using exim

We use exim to send emails with python smtplib from localhost. In some cases (here site:emeil.ir) sending process takes too long. What can be cause of this problem excluding DNS resolving problems? Is ...
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Error in parsing adding TLS support to Exim4 server

I want to add TLS to my Exim4 server. I followed this tutorial: http://mindref.blogspot.it/2011/03/exim4-ssl-tls.html When I try to connet with TLS on port 25 i log this error: TLS error on ...
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exim remote dovecot auth

I'm trying to setup dovecot authenticator in exim. I have followed this howto (http://wiki2.dovecot.org/HowTo/EximAndDovecotSASL) and it works perfect on local server. Now I need to use that method on ...
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503 AUTH command used when not advertised exim4 - Outlook

I do keep on getting this error: 503 AUTH command used when not advertised I have seen this question : exim configuration: 503 AUTH command used when not advertised The difference is that i do not ...
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Exim Route based on Email Header

I am currently crafting an Exim Router to manually route all emails to a user's Spam Box that have a certain header in it. The following condition works : condition = ${if ...
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Email bounce notification for an email account that doesn’t exist in exim mail server

Need help with Exim mail server setting. I want to set the exim mail server to trigger an email bounce notification for an email account that doesn’t exist. For example: abc@abc.com - should bounce ...
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Exim: match recipient address against certain regex and conditional email delivery

I need to allow my customers to use e-mails in format of 4ca2bc00-6789-4161-bae7-c11c5b91454e@example.com, where the username part is sort of UUID. Those emails should be delivered to certain (single) ...
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How to choose a smarthost based on From: address in exim4 on Debian

I want to route emails with the From: .*@host1.com through smtp.server1.com and emails with the From: .*@host2.com through smtp.server2.com. For the moment, I have smarthost configured with ...
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Exim server and blacklist for too much login attemps

This is the today exim reject log: 2016-01-07 13:48:44 login authenticator failed for (USER) [212.224.87.119]: 535 Incorrect authentication data (set_id=info@mydomain.com) 2016-01-07 15:32:09 login ...
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postrotate script is not receiving rotated file name

I'm trying to do some processing on an exim log, but my script is not receiving the rotated log file name as a parameter - rather, it's getting the original log file name (which no longer exists) ...
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SpamAssasin FSL_HELO_BARE_IP_2 and RDNS_DYNAMIC error

Why I got FSL_HELO_BARE_IP_2 and RDNS_DYNAMIC error from SpamAssasin? This message was send from an authenticated client (host02-4-dynamic.17-80-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) to a Exim4 server ...
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Exim TLS Error when trying to send mail

I have exim installed on my server and I would like to send mails for a website hosted with apache with php's mail() function. When I try to send an e-mail, I have no error, but the e-mail never ...
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client sends password instead of userid when authenticating to Exim

I have an unusual problem and am not sure how to debug it. I am running exim4 on debian with client authentication set to plain over TLS. This is a family/business server I have a few friends who ...
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After configuring exim and dovecot am getting below error while restarting exim in centos [closed]

iam new to this configuration,please help me.. Exim configuration error in line 63 of /etc/exim/exim.conf: main option "dovecot_login" unknown
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Exim4 configuration expand the $message_headers variable to extract the message subject

I have to send to an external program every subject of messages recevided from Exim server. This is my acl_smtp_data config: warn condition = ${lookup mysql{ INSERT INTO maillog ( subject ) VALUES ( ...
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IP used in the HELO request [closed]

I'm currently working on setting up my new VPS in a way so my emails dont get into the spam folders (ie Gmail, Hotmail etc). For all this to happen, all the DNS/SMTP configurations need to be setup ...
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How to configure exim4 for both incoming SMTP for local delivery and relay for authenticated user

I want to use my exim4 mail server as local delivery for anonymous sender for my localdomains, and relay to everyone only for authenticated users. Is it possible?
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spamassassin tries to use /nonexistent even though its user has a valid home directory

I have a spamassassin daemon used by exim on a FreeBSD 9.3 System that tries to use /nonexistent for its temp files and bayes-filter storage. Passing the username or a home directory via the daemons ...
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Configure Exim to relay emails using Office 365

I have configured exim using this article: EXIM: Relay to Office 365 I'm getting this error: Received TLS cert status response, itself unverifiable fixed_login authenticator failed ...
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Outgoing mail fails to be received by Gmail. Rejected because PTR record does not mach forward lookup

My mail server has been sending mail with no rejections from gmail until recently. No changes have been made that I am aware of. Recently my outgoing messages are failing with an error about a ...
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How do IPs end up on the spam blacklists

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this kind of question but here goes. I have 3 IPs on my server, which I'm running for shared hosting. The main shared IP gets blacklisted sometimes, ...