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

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How to prevent brute force attacks on exim service through csf?

It's 3rd days that my VPS has too many brute force attacks on exim. Server features: CentOS 6 64-bit, CSF 7.03, DirectAdmin 1.43.3 I would like to stop these attacks. But I don't know what is the best ...
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Access the failing addresses within bounce_message_file in exim

We are running exim version 4.72 I'm using bounce_message_file to customize our bounce messages, like desribed in the documentation Within this bounce message template I can access various variables ...
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Exim should save the id of a failed message to a database (or at least pipe it to a shell script)

The Setup We are running exim version 4.72 on Debian Squeeze 6 (Squeeze) (LTS). Exim is used for outgoing emails only - it does not handle emails from other servers/domains - it only handles ...
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How to find out where mystery SPAM scripts are coming from?

I am the datacenter manager at a small ISP and we have been having an issue with mystery scripts sending out SPAM on our server. These PHP scripts will appear mysteriously in /tmp as well as sometimes ...
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How do I ascertain correct user for exim log error?

Am I correct in thinking that this line 2014-05-28 13:22:50 failed to open /etc/backupmxhosts for linear search: Permission denied (euid=47 egid=12) is telling me that the user that is trying to ...
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Exim, hot to route local mail to other adress

I have setuped an Exim4 server on my debian wheezy server. This mail server only sends mail coming from localhost. The purpose is sending mail for my website. I have cron tasks and other services ...
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Gmail is Unreachable from Google Compute Engine

I have been getting network is unreachable errors every time i try to use php to mail something out. alt2.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com [2a00:1450:4010:c03::1a] Network is unreachable ...
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exim4 - Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1] helo=localhost.localdomain) - fix to domain name

I have debian and exim configured to send email from Ruby Project, when I send notification DKMI, SPF - passed OK, but in gmail letter tagged as SPAM. I think problem in this header Received: from ...
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Exim To Include Internal Email When Sending

I wonder if you can help me out... at the moment were using exim to relay our emails to an smtp_relay. The only problem is if the user exists and has an email address it won't exit the server and ...
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Two Exim servers and redirects

it is a bit fuzzy thing I try to solve so I need to ask you for a help. Our users are divided between two big buildings, that are far from each other, so we set up two independent mail servers so ...
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Exim sends system user mails rathen than logging them in /var/mail

I setuped an Exim4 server to send mail for my website hosted on the same server. I configured my server to have a mydomain.com hostname. Sites and mails for site are working fine. The problem I have ...
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unusual rate of unsolicited mail originating from your IP address

On my server I redirect mail, arriving to in@example.com, to manager1@gmail.com and manager2@gmail.com with /etc/aliases file. Recently I got the following email in my my.email@gmail.com mailbox ...
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cPanel Change SMTP send port [closed]

Our ISP blocks outbound port 25 (annoying) and we are currently paying for a relay service. One of our clients on the server is running a high traffic website and pretty much everyone who goes on the ...
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Set up Exim to authenticate users and then relay SMTP mail via smarthost using different auth

I am attempting to use Exim to function as an SMTP server which relays mail as a smarthost to our Mandrill service. (The point of this would be using Exim to authenticate our users for IMAP mail and ...
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Exim doesn't want to do DKIM signing correctly

I'm using exim 4.82 on Debian sid. I've followed several tutorials on how to configure exim to sign outgoing emails, but it seems like something is not behaving as it should be. My diagnosis is that ...
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Forward mail to multiple recipients with exim4

I use a server to forward email sent to various domains to the appropriate users' main inboxes. I've got a fairly standard exim installation with the following major change to the configuration: ...
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exim4 redirect router, fallback if redirected delivery fails

I run an exim4 instance that is the primary MX for my domain and receives email from the public Internet. Mail for my users is forwarded on to other email addresses - I use the redirect router and ...
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over 200 exim processes running

I am currently dealing with an issue where e-mails won't get delivered because exim has too many connections. I googled around a bit and found out that maybe I should check how many instances are ...
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Cannot get exim4 & gmail working

I've been following various guides on how to send email from an ubuntu server via exim and my gmail account. I think that i've been around the block so many times on this that i've cocked it up ...
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Send an email from exim to another SMTP server strippping the local envelope

I manage a service that recently switched to AWS/EC2 but we have several IP addresses with great email reputation that we'd like to keep sending the email through. We've set up exim to be a satellite ...
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How to send all email coming into Debian to a PHP script?

How can I send ALL email coming into Debian to a PHP script? I have exim4 installed, but when i send en email to username@ipaddress nothing happens! I've tried a few exim4 configuration tutorials ...
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How to I configure exim4 to allow pound sign (hash) to be part of the email address?

It seems that exim4 refuses to receive emails send to "#xxx@example.com" and these are quite common in Exchange environments. How can I comfigure exim4 to allow the hash symbol in email addresses. ...
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Sending mail from PHP gives Unrouteable address

I have a Debian server running PHP and Exim4 (among other things of course). The PHP application is sending 1000s of emails every day all of which work fine, however I now have a new customer and my ...
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Exim, VPS and another e-mail server - can't send e-mails

Well, after a long time I found the problem. For some reason, using "www" as the hostname was causing the issue. Using "web" as hostname and re-running Exim config via dpkg-reconfigure fixed the ...
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monitoring mailscanner queue with zabbix

Anoyne knows how to setup zabbix monitoring for mailscanner queue ? We managed to setup monitoring for exim queue, but we noticed that mailscanner also fills its queue sometimes and we would like ...
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Filter spam emails from being forwarded by exim4

I was studying and searching 2 days about how to configure my exim/spamassassin/clamd configuration. I have the next situation: I have an email a@domain.com redirected to a@gmail.com. Unfortunately, ...
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“host lookup did not complete” error

I need to send mail from sub.domain.com but delivery to one address fails with an error "R=lookuphost defer (-1): host lookup did not complete". Additional information that might be relevant: My ...
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/etc/init.d/exim queue runner

I'm having trouble getting my exim daemon to run according to the init.d script settings. The main problem is with the QUEUE variable. I've set it 5m to have it spawn another queue runner as needed. ...
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Exim rewrites from to default user

I am running a Centos 6.4 server with Directadmin and Exim installed. We are using outgoing filtering together with Spamexperts.com. Somehow when I send email with PHP the envelop sender is being ...
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exim produces failed to read delivery status for user

OS: FreeBSD9 64 Bit MTA: Exim with SA-Exim, Auth-Radius, Content Scan options I use exim -v user with default install (without even tweaking anything) LOG: MAIN PANIC failed to read delivery ...
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How to put newline (\n) in the text of an autoreply in exim?

I have setup exim to get autoreply text from an sqlite database. It is sending the autoreply just fine with the exception that I can't get new lines in the autoreply. This is the line in the ...
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Exim routing based on individual email addresses

I am trying to migrate individual users, one at a time, from an Exim based mail system to an Exchange 2010 system. I'm hoping to do this by leaving the Exim based system as the MX for the time being, ...
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Debian exim4 rate limits

I try to limit on exim4 the outgoing mails per day per domain, i found this: acl_check_ratelimit: accept authenticated = * endpass ratelimit = 40 / 1d / per_rcpt / ...
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Conditionally prepending a string to mail subject in Exim4

I have a custom solution for implementing mailing lists using only Exim4 and a SQL database. Basically, most of the hard work is done in a single router, which checks on various conditions, does ...
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fail2ban jail not firing

Used fail2ban in a few different methods, and have now tried to get it to block hack attempts via smtp for sending spam through server. Regex matches ok when testing: Failregex |- Regular ...
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Exim4 panic log: “Failed to get user name for uid 1001”

I have a router which delivers mail to certain domains into a MailDir for the domain, and uses a domain:user map to give file ownership to the right user. The problem is that since updating the uid ...
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Exim on Centos - Configuring gmail smtp

I want to set up Exim to send the mails through my gmail (actually my domains google apps). I have added the router, transport and authenticator. Specifically: gmail_route: driver = manualroute ...
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Constant brute force attack on specific email addresses

I have a bit of an issue, this has caught my attention yesterday. Someone or something, a botnet I presume, has been trying to gain access to specific e-mail addresses. The server software keeps ...
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Use different transport for domain forwarding in Exim4

I am attempting to configure exim4 under Debian 6 or 7 as follows: For mails being forwarded for a "virtual" domain, send directly via SMTP For all other mails, send via Amazon SES The first ...
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exim4 not sending email as intended [closed]

I am setting up a server that needs to be able to send email from my email account that I have through my hosting provider "JustHost". I have been trying to get it to work with internet and smarthost ...
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How to block rejected messages I did not send?

In exim mainlog I see a lot of rejected messages I did not actually sent (they were send from spammers). 2014-02-20 23:42:47 H=a94-132-158-40.cpe.xxxxxxx.pt (zonhub) [94.132.xxx.xxx] ...
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Blocking outgoing mails to some users in exim

I want to block some users to sending out mails to other domains in Exim4. I tried the following configuration but did not work. Changes done in exim.conf file: In the main configuration section, ...
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Linux exim send-only mail server with NO domain

I'm not sure I understand the whole principle behind what is needed for a mail server so I need some clarification and have some questions. I am trying to setup a mail server on my personal server ...
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how to log full output of exim pipe command

i need to debug a python script which is used in the exim transport pipe command. i already tried log_output but it logs only first line of the output returned by the python script which is a ...
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Exim4: How to add or rewrite Reply-to: header in outgoing messages?

How can I configure exim header rewriting to take care of forgotten Reply-To: headers in emails leaving our company? We want to have certain Reply-To: headers added to all official emails leaving ...
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Exim - Force Messages to domain before retry time

We have exim running in queue-only fashion. The reason is that we are a bulk sender (a legitimate, double opt-in) and have experienced Yahoo and Hotmail throttling. The best practices state that once ...
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Exim4 SMTP server allows unauthenticated users to send emails

I use Debian 7.x amd64 + Exim 4.82 on a dedicated server, I also have a working SMTP server on a shared hosting. I would like to setup an SMTP on my VPS that will have some special delivery ...
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Publishing long domain key records in bind9

I am setting up a mail system based on exim4. This system implements DKIM signing and checking (among other things). Signing seems to work without problems but checking doesn't work and exim4 ...
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How to remove all messages from exim mail queue from a certain user/email

I've spend the last hour trying to figure out how to delete all messages from a certain mail address from the exim mail queue, after the queue was full of spam emails.
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Who or what is sending spam from my server ( CentOS / Apache / suPHP )

My server is sending lots of spam and I searched for the problem for hours now. After googling I found a forum where they talked about this and mentioned to dig into the exim log, so I did and found ...