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

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permissions on mail location

Recently installed exim/dovecot mail server and have configured mail directory in cd /home.am getting this error when doing send and receive below. What can l do to solve this for my mail server to ...
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Exim script to output the sender and receiver

We have an anti-spam system that sometimes create false-positives. When reported, we verify and whitelist the domains or IPs that have been wrongly triggered. However, I'd like to automate this by ...
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Pipe Exim's outgoing email through a script before sending?

I run a cPanel server. This server was recently compromised and spam was being sent, so I would like to keep track of every email that Exim sends. Would it be possible to make Exim run a script ...
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email not working in webuzo panel cloud server [closed]

I am using webuzo panel in cloud server. It's working fine but seems issue in email.I created new email account like contact@domainname.com and opened that in squirrel mail but I am not able to send ...
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CentOs 6.8 - Exim 4.72 unable to send email to the root user. Exim error: ** root@: mail domain “” is syntactically invalid

I will add to this topic ALL info in my posses if something is missed please ask, not vote for close the topic. I AM on CentOs 6.8 with RedHat Exim 4.72 I AM using CSF Firewall also who set a CronJob ...
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Exim fakereject control not working

After following the Exim documentation on ACLs, I cannot get Exim to utilize the fakereject control for the address noreply@other.com with the following config (only relevant lines included): # ...
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Exim server maillog are flood by spam attemps? [closed]

My log is flooded with those spam attemps and I wonder if there is a ACL can stop those attemps. maillog (this is just a sample, my log will be over a 1000 line in an hour) 2016-07-09 22:00:32 [...
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GoDaddy DKIM public key

Sending an email from user@mydomain.com to unlocktheinbox.com/mail-tester/ address I can see that the messages sent through GoDaddy email server are signed with DKIM. On GoDaddy cPanel or KB there is ...
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DKIM - OpenSSL error: data too large for key size

I have installed openDKIM on a CentOS server running Exim as my MTA. I have gone through the configuration and tested the keys and eveything seems fine. I have created the public and private keys, ...
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Exim client not issuing STARTTLS when connecting to smarthost

I have a Debian8 server running exim4 that sends outgoing mail by smarthost through NameCheap's mail.privateemail.com smtp server - or at least it use to. After a recent update, the server no longer ...
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exim4 checking client certificates always invalid

My exim server is configured to ask for a client certificates when a connection is made. I set up an ACL (at rcpt stage) to log or add a header resp. of the outcome of the certificate check: warn ...
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Exim 4 pipe undefined domains

I am running a server with the standard cPanel mail configuration (exim, dovecot). I'm using Exim4 as my MTA. I have set up dynamic DNS, and do not want to set up cPanel accounts for every domain ...
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Change the domain in the 'via' that Gmail shows as the result of a wrong SPF record

So I have a small Linux webserver, it is running the Direct Admin control panel and everything is working fine. For each domain, SPF and DKIM records are present in the DNS and mail is (as far as I ...
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How to setup exim/dovecot for emailing groups?

I want to migrate from Axigen to exim/dovecot. Axigen has section named "Groups". So I can create new group, add there few accounts. After when I send email to this group, all members get this message....
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DKIM to gmail failing

I'm trying to get DKIM setup on a CentOS 7 server running exim but gmail is returning dkim=neutral (bad format) header.i=@ellie-oli.com; DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; q=dns/txt; c=relaxed/...
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Exim filter how to set directory mode on created directory

I'm using exim4 on Debian 8. I'm using maildir. I have an Exim Filter file that tries to store incoming mail in folders named by their domain. The problem is that when Exim creates a new directory ...
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Unable to access SMTP port 25

After restarting my VPS, the email server I recently setup is not working. In particular, it is not accepting connections on port 25. Before the restart it was. I've tried several things, but I'm not ...
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“Resource temporarily unavailable” error from exim running under cygwin

I have recently setup exim version 4.86.1 running as a Cygwin service in Windows Server 2008 R2. If I send a single email at a time, it works fine. However, if I try and send 10 emails, each ...
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Exim4 does not add DKIM signature

Have spent 2 days trying to tell Exim to add DKIM signatures on my Debian8 server. No success. Have read many how-tos, forums but none of possible solutions wotk on my server. Have generated the keys:...
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Exim 4 on Debian 8 - external mail does not accept

A few days ago installed a new server: Debian 8, Exim4. I can send mail from this server, I can receive mail internally but the server does not accept external mail. All emails return with errors ...
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Force Exim to deliver mail as if it were remote

I'm messing around with a mail server on a VPS. I can send and receive mail between my local account using exim user@mydomain.com. I can also send mail remotely to me@gmail.com (of course I get a ...
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How to force STARTTLS in Exim?

I am learning to set up a mailserver. I got it working with postfix, now trying the same configuration with Exim. How can I force a client to take up only STARTTLS connection for SMTP outgoing ...
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Testing Zimbra email routing

I am an experienced Exim user and just recently testing Zimbra Open Source, and I am loving it already. However, I am used to this command whenever I wanted to test email routing in the email server, ...
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Exim can't send email (unable to set gid or uid forcing real = effective)

I've a debian Jessie and Exim4. I can't send email from php, error given is: unable to set gid=33 or uid=0 (euid=0): forcing real = effective I've tried to search for this problem but nothing helps ...
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How to rewrite fullname in Exim(relay)

I have a relay server on Exim. I need the full sender's name in the messages going through it to be changed. For example, it was 'Иванов Иван i.ivanon@domain.com' and it became 'Ivanov Ivan i.ivanon@...
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exim4 dkim only signing emails from root

I have set up exim4 on my raspberry pi, and configured exim to sign emails with dkim. This works perfectly when an email is sent from "root@mydomain.com", but when I send an email from any user other ...
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How to use “keep_environment” option in exim 4 on Debian

I am running exim 4.84_2 on Debian, now since a few weeks I get the following mails from anacron: /etc/cron.daily/exim4-base: LOG: MAIN Warning: purging the environment. Suggested action: use ...
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Software to send all mails to external script with exim and dovecot

I am using exim and dovecot, and i have used roundcubemail for reading and sending. Now i need solution to create api for sending mails via php and smpt, and solution to forward all incoming mails to ...
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perl custom script to delete exim queue

Some years ago I wanted to lean perl and written a script to delete the exim queue if a condition is met: #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Mail::Sendmail; my $host = `/bin/hostname`; ...
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Exim restrict send emails only from predefined list of emails

I use Exim MTA. I need to restrict hosting (lamp) send emails only from predefined list "From:" emails per user to prevent massive spam if website was hacked. Users use php to send emails via builtin ...
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How do I get to write exim delivery result in mysql

Good evening. I have such a scheme. The main server and multiple mail servers. Each mail server installed exim is realized through sending phpmailer. Logs are parsed delivery in php and then recorded ...
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Exim mainlog character encoding

In my exim4 installation I keep getting both UTF-8 encoded and extended ANSI encoded mainlog containing strings like "tämä" (correctly in UTF-8) and "t\xe4\m\xe4" (ANSI). The latter escaped markings ...
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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 /etc/exim4/conf.d/main/...
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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 10:22:...
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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 config....
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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 myuser@...
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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 ...