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

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Exim log file errors

1- What is the meaning of these lines in /var/log/exim/main.log? I have these lines repeated more than 700 times in main.log 2015-03-16 21:30:57 TLS error on connection from [192.0.2.1] ...
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How to deliver mail to non system virtual users with EXIM mta

We are running a mail server with postfix mta. But now to are moving to EXIM, as it has a lot of features inbuilt without using milters. In postfix you can deliver to non system users quite easily by ...
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How to check if Exim has copies of outgoing mail

We're using a pretty simple Exim configuration which basically forwards all incoming mail via a Smarthost to a handful of final recipients. Normally this works fine - we don't read any mail on the ...
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Configure Exim to send to internal & external addresses

I inherited a web site that's apparently using Exim as its MTA. Let's say that we can access the site at: http://example.com/ The users who work at Example Corp. noticed that they did not receive ...
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Relay Denied SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO: <email@example.com>

Hi I have a problem when I want to send mail using smarthost method in exim and usage Mailgun as SMTP server for relay. this is my configuration dc_eximconfig_configtype='smarthost' ...
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How can I filter and junk a certain domain's recipients in exim?

I have found that a significant number of users of a system have set an email address addresses to an address with the top level domain .test. As a interim measure, I don't want to attempt to deliver ...
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DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) implementation questions

I am going to set-up DKIM on my server with Exim and have the following questions: Question 1 My server hostname is domain1.com and the server is sending emails with: Return-Path: ...
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Sending mail between two exim servers

My two servers are nagios1.example.com and nagios2.example.com, They are both configured with local mail and smarthost. On nagios1 in /etc/aliases root: root@nagios2.example.com On nagios2 in ...
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Exim: silently drop messages to given recipients?

I have an old legacy php application that used to send out a log of debug mails on each aspect of its work. Due to fact that noone care to turn off this feature and also dut to fact that one day we ...
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Blocking spam with SpamAssassin [duplicate]

I have a server that runs websites and exim for e-mail. I've added countless RBLs including barracuda to try and cut back on incoming spam. However, they still keep coming in. The clients use ...
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Exim 4.72 doesn't verify recipient

I have a problem with recipient verification. I have next configuration for acl_check_rcpt: accept hosts = : deny message = "Invalid characters in the address" domains = ...
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Server IP variable in received_header_text in exim config

I would like to change received_header_text in exim config and I need to use server IP in it. Is there a variable that I can use there to get server IP? What I try to do: See related question. I ...
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Can't find received_header_text in exim.config file

I would like to modify received_header_text to add additional "Received: ..." header for authenticated mails - so gmail import will check SPF against our server, not client IP. But my exim.conf does ...
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Individual accounts being spammed on server, even though DNS not hosted [closed]

Disclaimer: Please pardon the newbery! I've got a dedicated linux server from HostGator that has around 100 accounts on it. Lately, dozens of these accounts get bombarded with junk mail a few times a ...
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How to prohibit connections on port 25 except from real mail servers - exim, ubuntu

I'm fairly new to email servers, and my VPS has being blacklisted (for the second time) IP Address 45.56.85.76 is listed in the CBL. It appears to be infected with a spam sending trojan, proxy ...
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Failed Gmail SPF check when importing mail through IMAP from our mailbox when original email was sent with ESMTP headers

We have a strange situation: we receive an email with ESMTP headers in it our server accepts it, it's fine we import that mail in Gmail like any other emails from our boxes Gmail makes SPF check ...
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getting lots of spam from “unknown” and helo localhost [duplicate]

On our server, we keep receiving spam with the following headers. We are using whm 11.44 and exim. Return path is always: Return-path: <> and it says Received: from unknown (HELO localhost) Both ...
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Failed SPF for email imported to Gmail because of client IP instead of server's in message when sent through SMTP from one local box to another

We have a linux (Debian) VPS with domain (let's say example.com with MX mail.example.com) that has SPF set up. There is dovecot+exim running. There is also Direct Admin on top of that. When I send a ...
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Exim4 can not send mails via mail client

I'm using Exim4 as my smtp server, in my case, I can send e-mails to any mail accounts from my smtp server, but when I tried to use Thunderbird to send mails, it shows the following error. Sending of ...
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exim4 gnu_tls cipher configuration for incoming connections to gmail

On the Debian 7 / exim4 / gnutls mailserver I'm running, since about 1-2 weeks, mails from gmail don't arrive any more with the following typical error message in the log file: 2015-02-14 17:32:07 ...
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How to Redirect Localhost Mail? - “remote host address is the local host” (exim)

I've just setup a VPS using VestaCP on Ubuntu 14.04, and am using the default exim mail server. I would like to be able to forward mail to root@ onto another email address. But I'm getting a ton, ...
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exim4: queue_run_max: not found

I need to manage the number of outgoing concurrent SMTP connections - other mail servers are complaining that I have more than 50 concurrent connections and throttling my outgoing mail. I googled and ...
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slow client connection to exim server (about 40 seconds)

i have encountered problem: my users complains that sending process takes too long. The log file show me this: 2015-02-04 15:03:09 SMTP connection from [172.17.20.28] (TCP/IP connection count = 3) ...
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How to make Thunderbird use Exim4 as SMTP?

I have one Exim4 server, and I configured it followed this website: https://technpol.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/part-three-configuring-exim-to-accept-and-deliver-mail-and-for-secure-outbound-smtp-mail/ ...
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How to set exim to use outside SMTP?

I want my scripts on the server to be able to send emails, but via outside, 3rd party mail service for which I'm paying anyway. I have exim and even dovecot installed anyway, but I suppose i will need ...
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Incorrect FQDN on Exim4 send-only SMTP mail server

I am pretty new to Linux systems and I am trying to send e-mail to my gmail ID using exim4. I found many tutorials for exim4 online and I am doing exactly that, however I never receive any email. The ...
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monitor of systemd resource with pacemaker & corosync returns “not running” when cloned while it is

The setup: - OS: CentOS 7, latest versions op Corosync, Pacemaker & PCS - two node active/active cluster with a virtual IP - on both nodes Exim is running for outoging mail (SMTP), nothing special ...
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mail.log for PHP mails [closed]

I got a new server. When I get a new server I always activate mail.log in php.ini. I did again too. Path is /var/log/phpmaillog I restart httpd and I also created the file with touch ...
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Exim4 doesn't add DKIM signatures

I cannot overcome a problem with exim - it's not adding DKIM headers to my outgoing mail. support:~# cat /etc/issue Debian GNU/Linux 7 \n \l support:~# dpkg -l|grep exim ii exim4 ...
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How to log server IP in exim main log

I'm sending mails using IP rotation in exim, I tried to log the server IP in exim log, using log_selector = +all in exim conf, but it's not logging the server IP in exim main log Is it possible to ...
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Exim4 panicking, missing /etc/vmail/<domain>/passwd file

I keep getting this error. /var/log/mail.err Jan 22 05:00:03 home exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken Checking ...
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Emails sent from my server to Hotmail never arrive

I have the following problem. Some Hotmail/Live.com users who register @ my website don't get verification emails. Exim logfile shows the following: 2015-01-22 19:45:04 1YELoT-0006U2-Su => ...
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check recipient addresses with Exim backup MX

I want to configure backup MX with Exim on Debian, using dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config I've set this: #update-exim4.conf.conf dc_eximconfig_configtype='internet' dc_other_hostnames='xxx' ...
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How to test non-smtp ACLs in exim

Exim provides the option to test your ACLs via CLI using exim -bh. However, this method opens an SMTP connection and you can only test SMTP ACLs. I wish to debug and test the acl_not_smtp ACL - is ...
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Make exim accept mails to be redirected only when they can be sent

I run a small mail server with all the usual functionality: Sending of local mail, receiving mail for local folders, redirecting mail according to alias and a mailing lists. The redirections go to ...
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Incoming mail rejected with “Invalid HELO name” [closed]

I'm unable to receive important emails from someone, with this error in my exim log: 2015-01-21 11:30:16 H=xxx.xxx.xx.xxx [xxx.xxx.xx.xxx]:50143 X=TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256 rejected MAIL ...
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When to use virtual or regular users exim/dovecot?

I'm setting up an exim/dovecot server but i'm looking into when to use virtual users and when to use regulars. Is there a proper use case? I guess i just have to use real users because most of them ...
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Exim4 on DebianWheezy: Rejected by RCPT Unrouteable address

Recently I updated the MX records on a domain1.com to point to domain2.com. Domain two is currently running exim4 and I would like it to relay mail for domain1. The problem is every time I send an ...
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hotmail.com - Unrouteable address

I'm using Exim on my mail server, and trying send email to someuser@hotmail.com address. I got email from this address, and make "replay" then. But - I have return from my SMTP with Mail delivery ...
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Exim4 using Gmail as SmartHost can't show own e-mail address

I'm using one gmail account as the Smart Host, and it is successful to send email from my own email address to another address. But when the email is received, the sender is the gmail account, not my ...
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Exim usage getting higher and I have nothing that sends emails

This is my exim usage What makes it odd is that exim4 mail server service is STOPPED Also none of my sites is actually sending any emails. (This is on a VPS) How I can find what is sending emails ...
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Redirecting multiple senders outgoing mail to multiple recipients with Exim Router

I currently have this config and it works as intended redirect2email_router: driver = redirect allow_fail allow_defer senders = lsearch;/usr/local/atmail/mailserver/senders.txt data = ...
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postfix - hock - extracting information out of processed emails

The setup Linux, Debian Wheezy, serves as mail server for about 1000 users. Courier and Postfix installed in this box. Info about the server It is a postfix setup which drops the emails to the ...
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Exim4 as a relay only on our local network

I want to use alert email from CMC http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1987.dell-chassis-management-controller. It's seems my Debian rejected its connection. Maybe Exim4 ...
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moving emails on cPanel or plesk to specific folder based on tag [closed]

I have hosting servers with cPanel and Plesk, which have more than 1000 customers. I want that when any email is marked as spam, then it should be moved automatically to JUNK folder, instead of ...
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How do you determine correct debconf-set-selections, I am interested in exim specifically, but would like to know the general way [closed]

I need to configure exim non interactively but I'm having trouble determining the question answer key value pairs. I would like to know how to find this info on other packages as they come up though. ...
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Setting up wildcard mail accounts for forwarding on Debian 7

Using Debian 7 I need to setup a mail server configuration for testing purposes. This setup is not intended to "go into production" mode but we need something like this during our development process ...
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CentOS/sendmail = How to prevent emails from getting “defer” when sent from php mail() function? [duplicate]

I am working on a server running on CentOS (goDaddy VPS). I have WHM setup on it. And I am getting a lot of delays in emails being sent from php's mail() function. I am looking at the Email > Mail ...
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Exim permissions when sharing a dovecot mailfolder

Using dovecot on debian wheezy, I have just set up a shared mailfolder inside another user's mail folder to be able to share the contents of this mailfolder with some other users, wthout duplicating ...
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How to stop server sending spam out. Centos server with exim [duplicate]

I'm looking at a server that appears to have been compromised via a bug in a wordpress plugin and is now sending spam out. This post seems to give a very good report of exactly what I'm seeing. ...