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

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Exim4: Configure catchall on multiple domains to forward mail to external addresses

UPDATE: Thanks for responses on this but I'm going to drop exim and try Postfix. My question is pretty similar to this one. I want to configure exim4 (on ubuntu 10.04) to forward/redirect all e-mail ...
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exim4 nonstandard ports

Asked this on StackOverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1655281/exim4-nonstandard-ports) but someone pointed out it belongs here. I am trying to use exim4 on debian to relay mail, nothing ...
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How to ask exim4 to redirect some email pattern to a specific email address?

I would like to redirect all email from *@domain.fr to username@gmail.com Do you know how I can configure my exim4 server on Debian to do so ? (My exim configuration seams to be split in different ...
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How can I force users to send mail using submission port (587) with Exim?

I would like to force users of a system to send email only using a submission port (such as 587) and then disable authentication on port 25 so I don't have users trying to authenticate using plain ...
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Forwarding with Exim routers and transports

I wrote 2 routers to take care of forwarding in one of my mail server: virtual_aliases_nostar: driver = redirect allow_defer allow_fail require_files = "+/var/auth/valiases/$domain" data = ...
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Can't connect to smtp (Exim)

If I type: telnet localhost 25 into SSH, it says: Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. Connection closed by foreign host. However, when I ...
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exim route file condition

Using exim4 I have set up a route to use an external SMTP server. I am using cPanel which keeps a list of domains set up locally on the server in the file: /etc/localdomains . As a result I have set ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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Figure out clients that have the wrong mail server

My company is currently in the process of migrating our mail servers from one machine to another. Now most of the clients are currently using the following POP server : mail.username.zyx Wich will ...
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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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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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Setting up existing exim emails on new server without domain

We've had a hard disk failure, and have a backup of emails. The MTA on the server was Exim. We need to setup the mails on another server to give the admin access to these emails on desktop client such ...
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Exim: How to turn off DKIM for forwarded mail?

I have DKIM configured in Exim for outgoing mail, as per the documentation. Exim signs all outgoing mail. But some of those outgoing messages are forwards, thanks to a user's .forward file. This is ...
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can not sending mail with exim4 in debian

I have installed exim4 using aptitude install exim4 and configured it with dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config this is my /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf file: dc_eximconfig_configtype='internet' ...
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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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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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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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Spamassassin/Exim (incorrectly) blocking mail from localhost as spam

On our server we've got a problem with spamassassin/exim4 blocking email from our mailing list software as spam. This because (usually) the headers the software (ecartis) adds add points to make it go ...
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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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In exim's queue, how can I see when each message will be retried?

I don't want to force a retry just yet, I want to see when I should check the queue again. (Without having to mentally evaluate the retry configuration.) mailq only shows how long each message has ...
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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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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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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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Trying to configure email server for sending only

I need to install Postfix or Exim to be able to send emails from my web server's php code. I have a few questions hopefully I can find answers to: Could mail be rejected or sent to spam on ...
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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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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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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 get exim4's smtp and pop3/imap server name and settings?

I'm missing exim4 configuration file in /etc/exim/exim4.conf. dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config runs OK and sending/receiving emails is also OK. I just don't know where is the configuration saved. The ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...