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

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Exim + Spamassassin, automatically throttle spammy IP addresses

I am watching my email gateway blackhole spam messages using spamassassin - anything over a specific score. Right now, it is dropping around 3 per second. This is great, but I would prefer the spam ...
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Exim forwards not going out through TLS

I'm trying to get Exim to use STARTTLS to send emails that are just FORWARDS. I have a server accepting email at example-accepting.com for users. So I want user@example-accepting.com to forward all ...
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Exim: refused connection from localhost [127.0.0.1] (tcp wrappers)

I did a reboot for my system and exim stopped working. I'm not sure what went wrong... tail /var/log/exim/main.log 2013-10-13 03:52:01 refused connection from localhost [127.0.0.1] (tcp wrappers) ...
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Cant open a port on my linux server [closed]

Here is the thing, my server fails to connect to gmail SMTP with timeout error. I think the 465 port is closed on my server so I did couple of thing, now my csf.config file hase this two lines: ...
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Exim configuration - listening on 25 for localhost only

I want to use Exim4 as an MTA for my server, but basically only to send emails. For security issues, I would like to restrict incoming connections to localhost only (I think). So there is this option ...
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EXIM - Send local mail to Gateway First

My mail server is protected from spam by our Barracuda appliance. I'm trying to configure EXIM to forward ALL outbound messages to the Barracuda server first, including mail for local domains. Once ...
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How do I filter a message's content through a program, then forward it to another address?

In qmail, you could put this in a .forward file: |/usr/local/bin/myfilter | forward upstream@example.com This would pipe the whole message, incl. headers, to the myfilter program, then forward the ...
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Exim failing to send mail to emails within local_domains list

Cannot send mail using the command exim4 -bm undelivered@mydomain.com Looking at the logs after this I see that R=dkimproxy and T=dkimproxy_smtp H=localhost[127.0.0.1]:10027. I have seen the ...
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mails arrives to JUNK/SPAM

I've a problem on my dedicated server, everytime i send e-mail from my domain the messages arrives to junk or spam folder. I configured the PTR, SPF and DKIM records but nothing changed. Its ...
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Extract IPs from exim_rejectlog with particular error then automatically add IP to a csf or iptable

Is there a command to do this in linux? For example extract IPs from exim_rejectlog with particular error dropped: too many syntax or protocol errors Count how many times an IP is listed and if it ...
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Case insensitive exiqgrep?

My mail queue is currently full of bounce messages for the same domain, but in mixed case. I tried using exiqgrep to filter these mails from my queue, but it seems that the command is case sensitive. ...
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exim4 smarthost with sender verification

I'm trying to set up exim4 as a smarthost in front of the ISP mail server. Everything works fine, except from some emails coming from invalid senders (most likely spam). The ISP rejects them with 450 ...
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Exim SMTP Smarthost Setup

I used these settings to set up exim to use gmail as a smarthost, which worked. However, I don't seem to be able to use these settings against other smtp servers, such as Yahoo or Fastmail (both with ...
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How to drop messages containing a specific text from exim4?

I am trying to filter messages received by exim4 on Debian by using a system_filter but for some reason exim4 keeps delivering them even if I know that the filter is loaded but the conditions are ...
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best practice to have sent mail folder on dovecot imap server

When I add a mail account to KMail (or most other MUA I suppose) the sent mail folder is on the local machine and I don't have my sent mails on other machines. I'd like to have a sent mail folder in ...
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Applying exim ACL to mail from backup server

I use exim as a mail server. To combat spam, I have a catch-all email address, and use a custom email address for every service I sign up to. If they leak my address to a spam list, I can just block ...
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exim instances like feature

regarding my question here: remote smtp with local failover I need to setup two exim on the same server, both listening on localhost. I evaluated using nullmailer and exim, but Debian wont allow to ...
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Unable to send mail through php script

I have setup a server with the following settings: CentOS release 6.3 (Final) Kernel \r on an \m Linux version 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@c6b8.bsys.dev.centos.org) (gcc version 4.4.6 ...
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Exim log shows delivery to local user first and then delivery to recipient

When I send an email (using the mail command via command line) from a user on my VPS to any other address, I have noticed that exim logs a delivery to the user that is sending the email first, and ...
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remote smtp with local failover

i want to make a specific setup for my site but im not sure if its possible or how to do it... The thing is, my site had a few issues which i tracked to connectivity problems to mandrill, so i ...
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Email queue won't send - No disc space left (running Centos 6.3)

I hope anyone can help me out with the following issue. I'm no longer receiving emails because they are getting stuck in the email queue. I've tried the following: System reboot (even between the ...
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How to deal with unroutable addresses on the secondary email server (mx) with exim?

I have configured two instances of exim4 on two different Ubuntu servers. They both accept e-mail for the same three domains. The primary one acts as the final destination whereas the secondary only ...
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Exim e-mail forward

i'm with some problems, i think it's not too hard to solve, but i'm a starter on this, it's really advanced to me, i'm a programmer, all i know about servers is easy stuffs like configure web servers, ...
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any way in exim to automatically delete failed messages?

Is there any way to configure my exim to delete messages automatically that bounce or have errors instead of them getting frozen and accumulating in the queue? i am getting lots of massage in queue ...
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How to deal with Exim ***Frozen***?

When i checked mail queue, i have found lots-of Frozen mail entries in exim mail queue, will it effect my mail server to deliver mail? Is it possible mail delayed because of frozen ? Entries in queue ...
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Exim: recipient verification with callout to LMTP server

I want to make Exim perform recipient verification with a callout to the LMTP server during processing of the RCPT ACL. I have the following router: virtual_account: domains = +virtual_domains ...
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Configure server to foward unroutable emails to another email server

Is it possible to configure a Linux mail server (we're running exim) to forward unhandled emails to another server? Here's an example of what I'm trying to accomplish: an email get's send to ...
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exim4 is showing a TLS error on connection… (gnutls_handshake)

My exim server is showing the following error: TLS error on connection from xxxx.xxxx.xxxx. ([127.0.0.1]) [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] (gnutls_handshake): A TLS fatal alert has been received. I'm using the ...
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Exim4 Error in ACL

I am following http://blog.edseek.com/~jasonb/articles/exim4_courier/ this guide to setup a mail server and I am getting this error when I try restart exim. [....] Stopping MTA for restart:2013-07-07 ...
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Email Split Delivery

I have 4 email accounts and out of those 4, 3 are hosted at my own server and 1 is hosted at Microsoft Exchange Online. What I would like to do is that I would like to deliver emails for those 3 email ...
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Mails bounce because of invalid character ('@') in username

I have a working exim setup with virtual users, working alright, except for when I try to send email to certain servers. These servers reject my emails because of #5.1.3 Invalid character ('@') in ...
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Simple Linux SMTP Server [closed]

I need to provide 3 SMTP servers for clients to use for printers and scanners that require an SMTP server to send email out, they will be load balanced with DNS round robin. All I need it to do is ...
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How to log output of external command with Exim and driver=redirect?

I have something like this in my Exim conf: # a customized bounce handler my_handler: debug_print = "R: ..." driver = redirect allow_defer allow_fail log_fail_output data = |/path/to/cmd ...
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How to save addresses from bounced messages in Exim 4?

I need to save all bounces in a database, so I can query it from my application and not mail to any address that bounced more than X times. If I recall correctly, Postfix allows to pipe messages to ...
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Exim SMTP synchronization error when PIPELINING

I am sending email messages from a PHP script to an Exim 4.71 server via SMTP. The server advertises pipelining so I am trying to take advantage of it. However, when I read back the return codes I ...
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SendMail .forward file doesn't deliver messages to subfolders

I'm using SendMail and Exim4 on a Debian box to deliver mail, been running for a while without hiccups. I've been experimenting with using a .forward file to deliver e-mail to subfolders of my inbox, ...
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exim4 multi domain relay - update-exim4.conf.conf

I am trying to configure a Debian vServer to relay mails for multiple domains pointed to the vServer. The vServer has a fixed ip. The webserver for all domains is working fine. With one domain the ...
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Exim dnslookup driver - router dnslookup: cannot find router driver "dnslookup

I am setting up Exim for the first time on a test server (compiled from source). I am following the HowTo at Linux From Scratch. I have editted the configuration file as given in the link. I then, run ...
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Blocking and deleting e-mail

I have a server running EXIM and I was wondering if there was a way to block e-mail from going out should a member load over 1000 e-mails in to the queue and then automatically delete them.
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Sendmail - exim4, postfix, Drupal SMTP - none working

I want to send emails from my Debian 6 server. I only want to send. I've followed every set of instructions I can find for Sendmail, Exim4 and Postfix and can not get any working. I tried the SMTP ...
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Should I reject email on SPF and/or DKIM failures? [duplicate]

I’m administering a mail server (cPanel/WHM) running Exim. It handles normally a few hundreds incoming emails per day for our customers. I’m not sure if I should reject SPF and/or DKIM failures for ...
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Forwarding virtual user's email with exim's filter

I'm using file-based configuration (no dbm, nor sql) for my few virtual domains/users with exim/dovecot. My configure contains next routers: virtual_filter: driver = redirect allow_filter ...
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What does “domain or user is in the queue only list. Message queued” mean?

Emails to my domain are periodically being delayed. I see in Exim's log file /var/log/exim_mainlog messages like the following: 2013-05-16 18:58:18 1Ud77q-0002ns-Rd <= email@my.host.name ...
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Setup Exim on cPanel to only send FROM authorized addresses for php

I run a cPanel host for my web clients, It has exim set as it's mail server. I have many clients running CMS'(mostly old joomla 1.5 which is nolonger maintained for security) that keep getting hacked ...
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Gmail marks email from my server as spam [duplicate]

I'm configuring a new mail server, but have trouble with the e-mail: gmail marks it as spam. I've checked all the obvious things (SPF, DKIM, Reverse DNS, IP adress blacklisted or known spammer). OS is ...
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exim virtual domains vs main domain - rewriting rules

I currently have two servers first.mydomain.com (ip:A.B.C.28) and second.mydomain.com (ip:A.B.C.30) Both servers have DNS and reverse dns entries, e.g. A.B.C.30 -> second.mydomain.com The ...
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Intermediate SMTP server (exim), how to handle backscatter?

I have a dedicated Ubuntu Lucid box at a hosting provider that is my backup MX (running exim4 4.71-3ubuntu1.4) for domains that I have configured on an Exchange 2007 server on my LAN. So my Exim ...
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How can I use Puppet/Augeas to manage exim dc_local_interfaces configuration?

I need to set the value for "dc_local_interfaces" to "127.0.0.1;::1", but the semi-colon prevents this. This is my definition in Puppet: augeas { "/etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf": lens => ...
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EXIM4 sent mail sometimes rejected, always put in spam. DKIM and SPF pass + reverse DNS

Recently I've been seeing some instances of Your access to this mail system has been rejected due to the sending MTA's poor reputation. in my maillog and have noticed that my emails have been getting ...
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Send email from Debian Sqeeze via Microsoft Exchange

I am currently in the final stages of building a website which is going to use PHP to send out emails. The domain for the company the site is for, is already using the domain's MX record to point to ...