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

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Exim rejecting a specific e-mail address prefix

This is kind of a bizarre situation, but here goes: a third-party exim mail server I'm dealing with is seemingly rejecting all messages coming from any e-mail address that starts with "notes". So ...
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Managing e-mail and spam?

Running a CPanel server and just wondering what would be the best way to monitor incoming and outgoing e-mail to check for spam and other related attacks. Currently, I am using exim
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Exim: send every emails with a predefined sender

We use Exim on our servers to send emails only from local automated users, as root, cron, etc. We have to specify every possible users into /etc/email-addresses. For example: root: ...
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Monitoring outgoing messages using EXIM

I work as an IT guy in a law firm. I am recently asked to make a system wherein all the outgoing emails coming from our server to our clients will be put on hold first and wait for approval before it ...
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Exim4 configuration to use several external ip for mail sending

i've got exim4 on ubuntu server and i-ve got a pool of 20 external IP's. Is that possible to configure exim4 to use this ip-s rotating to send mail? I think i could do this with iproute / iptables ...
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PHP mail() function not working - looks like exim is rejecting for some reason

I have tested the script on another server and it works fine. When I check exim logs there are lots of rows like this, User 0 set for local_delivery transport is on the never_users list lots like ...
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Remove exim local username

How can i remove the local username in the mail headers with exim4 running on debian 6? Received: from root by host.domain.com with local (Exim 4.72) (envelope-from <reply@domain.com>) id ...
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SMTP unroutable address

I have set up gmail google app accounts for our own domain, domain.com, so that email is handled by gmail. I.e. MX records point to google servers, A records to our own server IP. This works fine. ...
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Make Exim send bounces to postmaster instead of the sender, for non-local sender

I have a few e-mail aliases that forward to external hosts. Currently, if the external host rejects a message, Exim generates a bounce message and sends it to the original sender. This is bad because ...
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One server, one external IP, several virtual domains --> one PTR?

I've got some problem with ptr and domains. Here is situation: external ip: 123.123.123.132 domain1: example.com domain2: elpmaxe.net mailserver is on exim4. PTR 123.123.123.123 matches example.com ...
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Exim4: Relay not permitted

I'm receiving error mails: couldn't reach your server; e-mail not sent. When I look at the Exim error logs, I see the host where I sent the mails from, followed by 'relay not permitted'. What can I do ...
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ive got dkim=neutral (bad version) header.i with gmail and dkim=fail (unknown key type) with yahoo

I'm having external ip and ubuntu server with exim4.71 and bind9. I'm trying to set valid dkim entry to send mail for gmail Here are my configuration files: bind9: _domainkey.example.com. IN ...
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Stopping EXIM on Ubuntu

I have EXIM running on a server that I am trying to decommission (but I still have stuff I need to move off). $ sudo /etc/init.d/exim4 stop * Stopping MTA ...
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exim4 reading relays from file (debian lenny)

I'm trying to make exim4 read the relay hosts from a file. i tryed lsearch: # /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf dc_relay_domains='lsearch;/etc/exim4/relay_domains' but it produces a warning and ...
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Exim queue in WHM

I've got the centos server with WHM. The mail server is exim. I need exim put all messages in queue and not sending directly.Though I've added the queue_only option to exim configuration and the ...
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Sending email with exim and external sender address

I want to send emails with an rails webapp. I set up an exim server and when looking into the logs, the sending works, but the emails aren't sent really. I had the same problem with another ISP. The ...
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exim4 issue with MX records

I have a Debian machine running Exim4. However, when checking the Exim log, I noticed this issue when mailing my own domain: 2010-12-14 09:20:01 1PSQ77-0005mG-9w ** root@domain.com: all relevant MX ...
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Exim Problem: Sender address rejected: need fully-qualified address

My mail log returns the following error when sending email to a gmail account: Sender address rejected: need fully-qualified address Here is the full error message: 2010-10-08 03:44:58 ...
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Exim - Sender verify failed - rejected RCPT

While checking on Exim's log messages I found many entries of the following message "Sender verify failed" "rejected RCPT" ... I 'm not an exim expert... I'm afraid Exim is not delivering 100% ...
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Does Google/Gmail & Yahoo/YMail cache DNS information related to SPF?

I am configuring my linode server to send mail from my webapp to users. I could use GoogleApps, but the 500/day limit it too restrictive, hence I'm attempting to set it up myself. I set up Exim4 on ...
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How do I move mail from /var/spool/mail/ [user] to the users mailbox?

I need a way (a script) too move all but the last 100 messages from a users mail-spool (/var/spool/mail/theuser) to a file/mbox in the users mail-directory (/home/theuser/mail). Is there an easy way ...
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Exim4 Configuration of Maildir Delivery

Documentation online is rather sparse on how to go about configuring Exim4 to use the Maildir delivery method instead of the default mbox format. This is on a FreeBSD system with Exim4 compiled from ...
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How to forward specific local addresses using .forward file

I have an account that recieves email using multiple addresses. I want to redirect some addresses to a different mailbox using the .forward file in my home directory, based on the local part. So say I ...
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Exim4 setup not working with piping

I'm trying to setup exim4 on the server, so that it can receive mail for a couple sub domains, and I want to pipe that to a PHP script. I want all incoming mail to be processed through my custom ...
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Dovecot doesn't use my mail_location parameter

I'm using Exim 4.72 and Dovecot 1.2.15 on Debian 6.0.9. Exim delivers emails to /home/username in a mbox file. dovecot.conf mail_location = mbox:~/:INBOX=/var/mail/%n But - dovecot -n ...
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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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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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Reject emails with many To/Cc recipients with exim ACL

I'm having a problem with emails with many (>20) To or Cc recipients being sent trough my mailserver. Worse these are mailing-lists so reach hunderds of people. People then reply-all causing ...
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Make Exim deliver local mail externally

We've got an unusual mail setup - Google Apps/Gmail in front, with Exim running on our webserver. Mail for any account that doesn't exist in Google Apps is forwarded to Exim. Both of these use the ...
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Remove local headers on debian wheezy for outgoing mail

I have clean installation of debian wheezy. I need to remove following headers: Received: from www-data by %SERVERNAME% with local (Exim 4.80) Related answers did not help, because i just can't ...
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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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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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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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(EXIM) ACL for only allowing internal domain to send to internal group alias

I'm trying to create an ACL rule that will only allow internal users/white listed users to send to particular group aliases such as all@ or office2@ I know I need something similar to: deny ...
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Exim4 not sending to all email addresses in /etc/aliases

(I posted this on Superuser but I realized that it was probably better handled here) I've recently set up a development server at my job to test out certain features. I am setting up exim4 to be the ...
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Dovecot sieve and over quota

Have got following trouble: when user is over quota there is a error message in exim log: $2012-11-06 14:22:38 1TVfxZ-00086u-U1 == username@domain R=localuser T=dovecot_delivery defer (0): Child ...
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exim4: multiple domains/IPs

On my VPS I have 3 IPs which all have their own domain and their own reverse-DNS records. I have a website on each domain, sending emails. The problem is: the emails are rejected by many hosts ...
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can't send mail with exim4 and php

i'm using debian & apache. if i install sendmail, the php mail() function works perfectly. but else i install exim4, the php mail() function does nothing. i have changed the php.ini editing the ...
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Mail aliases for user

I've set up a simple email server with exim that I use for various tasks, such as sending myself reminders. Is there a file that has a similar functionality to /etc/aliases but only for one user ...
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Exim 4.63 - temporarily freeze outgoing emails from specific user sent by horde/roundcube

I am following this solution Exim4 - temporarily freeze outgoing emails from specific user (http://serverfault.com/questions/265963/exim4-temporarily-freeze-outgoing-emails-from-specific-user) I am ...
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How can I change exim's DKIM and SPF for emails sent?

I've now spent 2 hours trying to figure out this issue and I am about to give up and go to bed. I've been having issues with Gmail rejecting emails from my VPS server because of false spam alerts ...
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Exim cannot send to remote mail servers

I am using a custom build of exim (bundled with afterlogic pro mailsuite) with centos5.6. The system cannot send to remote mail servers like yahoo or gmail and gives this error: someuser@gmail.com ...
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How can I rewrite multiple recipients to the single one?

Incoming message have multiple adresses in the envelope-to and to headers. I want to discard all the original recipients and deliver that message to the special single address if some condition ...
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limit remote sender attachment file size on exim

I have Cpanel related to exim mail server. I want to refuse any email from sender which has attachment size over 15 MB. How can i do this?
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Can exim deliver the same message to multiple MDAs?

I currently have a setup using exim as the MTA and courier-imapd for POP3/IMAP access. Now I plan moving to dovecot instead of courier but for testing purposes I'd like to run it on a different port ...
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How Do I Troubleshoot Exim Mail Retry Issues?

My server is encountering high CPU load (like almost pegged at 100%) so much that the Apache service can't run and we get Apache 500 errors. We used a script to catch this and this is where we ...
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Exim mail server slow on sending through SMTP

It takes about 30 seconds for the server to send me the banner, but initial connection is done instantly only happens when I am at the office, from home it works fine at the office I have a rRns ...
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Where can I find the output of exim's 'debug_print'?

I'm trying to debug an exim configuration issue (Ubuntu) and I see lots of lines in the config such as: remote_smtp: debug_print = "T: remote_smtp for $local_part@$domain" driver = smtp ...
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How to get Exim4 to send from a mail. subdomain?

Currently Exim4 is sending from example.com, but as I understand it is better (for spam ratings?) to send from a subdomain like mail.example.com. How do I make it so that the headers of my emails ...
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Exim, rewrite depending on router

I'm trying to get Exim to work in a way that it rewrites messages that stay in the LAN differently than the ones that go out to external servers. Just rewriting every message is possible, but that ...