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Configure exim to use remote smtp with authentication

I have a dedicated server with exim on it. I also have a regular shared hosting account ("sharedhostingdomain.com") on hostgator. I want to configure exim to always use hostgator's smtp server ("mail....
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Configure exim4 (or other MTA) to prevent sending duplicate emails

How can I configure exim4 (or another MTA) to avoid sending duplicate emails? For my purposes a duplicate email can be defined as: same recipient and subject (or same recipient, subject and body) I ...
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How to delay delivery of emails based on recent soft bounce activity with Exim

I am running Exim 4.74, I am sending solicited bulk email. AOL at times soft bounces us saying we have been temporarily rate-limited and should try again in some number of minutes. We would like to ...
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GeoIP based greylisting with Exim?

I have been using Sendmail together with milter-greylist for many years at several sites. milter-greylist has support for defining greylisting rules based on GeoIP database lookups. This is very ...
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Rate Limiting Outbound E-mail Message on a WHM/cPanel/Exim/CentOS 5 system. .

I have a client who is using Interspire e-mail marketer to send out his e-mail messages, and this guy sends something like 100,000 e-mails per session and does this around 3-4 times per month. He's ...
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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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~/Maildir vs /var/mail for e-mail storage

I run a mail server with Exim4 and Dovecot. Currently mail goes to ~/Maildir. However, I am wondering what the relative advantages and disadvantages of storing mail in /var/mail/$user/ is. Is one ...
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Exim Router Forwarding

I am looking to use exim on a 'frontend' simply to hide the IP of the true backend mail servers. This exim configuration will server for multiple domains. Really what I am looking for is confirmation ...
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rogue process started by sec sending hundreds of mails

I started a sec process via /etc/init.d/sec start with a bad config file (the arguments being passed are in an unintended format. When a rule passes it tries to mail me. If the mail script dies, it ...
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Exim4 copying authenticated outbound email to a specific address

I run an Exim 4 mail server for friends and clients. We've just given our 8 year old son an email capable device and he uses this server for outbound and inbound email. All outbound email is sent ...
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configuring dnsbl for exim4 (on debian)

Debian docu says i should do it this way: CHECK_RCPT_DOMAIN_DNSBLS = zen.spamhaus.org/$sender_address_domain : dnsbl.sorbs.net/$sender_address_domain but it does not work. my dialup ip is listed on ...
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How to unblacklist an IP at Google?

I own a small business with two servers for webhosting. When setting up the primary (CentOS 5.5 + WHM, secondary is WHM DNS Only) server I kinda messed up the firewall, so the hackers could send stuff ...
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Unable to remove postfix on Ubuntu: Could not perform immediate configuration on 'exim4'

I'm trying to remove postfix from my (recently upgraded to 10.10) Ubuntu server. I keep getting this error when I try to remove it (with apt-get remove postfix, or purge): Could not perform ...
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Linux/Unix MTA with the smartest queue?

I am looking for an MTA that will allow me (a script, really) to proactively manage its send queue in response to status codes returned by the remote servers I am delivering to. Basically, for each ...
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Forward email from exim to another mail server on different port

Exim seems to be very flexible and configurable. What would be the best approach for me to forward an incoming email to exim to another mail server running on a different port like lamson? I am ...
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Email Server Configuration (exim4)

I recently setup an exim4 server instance only for the purpose of allowing our host to send outgoing emails (the application hosted therein sends a number of automated email messages). Recently ...
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Exim sends mail from apache@hostname instead of the hostname I'm defining

Whenever I send mail via Exim, even if I set a from field, it always says the e-mail is from: apache@server.mydomain.com. Is there any way to make the from field work or at least change the default ...
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How to use “keep_environment” option in exim 4 on Debian

I am running exim 4.84_2 on Debian, now since a few weeks I get the following mails from anacron: /etc/cron.daily/exim4-base: LOG: MAIN Warning: purging the environment. Suggested action: use ...
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Minimal Exim router which simply adds custom header

I answered this question with my current solution, but as I said I'm not 100% happy with it. That solution to the question 'How to add a custom header to all outgoing mail' involved adding the ...
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Drop outgoing mail to previously unavailable mailboxes in exim using mysql database

we have a larger community portal which became bigger and bigger over the years but also has some dead accounts. Recently the ip of the server was blacklisted because many mail adresses of the users ...
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how to Dedupe email messages in exim mail server (Linux)

If a User is listed in multiple aliases or multiple mailing list or groups a message is sent to more than one of the aliases, mailing list or group the end User will receive multiple copies. How to ...
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Exim: Send mail to secondary address as well as retrying delivery

I am trying to set Exim up so that, after a certain period of time, emails are forwarded to a secondary address as well as still sitting in the undelivered queue with delivery attempts to the original ...
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How to deliver to multiple destinations (email addresses and (via dovecot-lda) mailboxes)

I'm using exim and dovecot. All users are virtual, i.e. they come from a database. A lookup for the destination addresses for a given localpart@domain may yield multiple rows containing either the ...
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Errant Script sending mail on Debian Server

Running debian testing(wheezy) on a virtual host as a web server/mysql server. It's got logwatch installed, and occasionally I'm getting a mail bounce to an invalid address. It's inconsistent in ...
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Mailman sending messages as wrong domain

I've got mailman and exim on my server for our mailing lists. When you send a message to it ( testlist@bar.company.com ), the message sender is testlist@foo.company.com. This server is locally known ...
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Filtering Mail Into Folders

I run a mail server using Dovecot and Exim. Currently mail filtering is done on a per user basis using a .forward file in ~/ containing entires along the lines of: if $h_to: CONTAINS "bugtraq" then ...
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Using e-mail address as user name for SMTP and POP3

I have a exim4 setup as SMTP. My user naming schema is to name all mail users for this server as m001, m002, m003, ... and then redirect to a real e-mail address with virtual domains. How can I ...
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Best way to move Exim4 and vExim onto a new server [closed]

What is the best way to move Exim4 with vexim to a new server? Do you have any suggestions or experience on how to move them? Thanks in advance! Sebastian
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Confusion when configuring exim or postfix

I'm trying to configure an Ubuntu 11.04 box to send mail only, and not receive mail. I am fairly confused at this point. I know I need to install an MTA on the server like sendmail, postfix, or exim, ...
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Email server port options

I have a web server that also is my mail server - running dovecot and exim4. I currently have 5 open ports that have to do with serving mail, it seems very excessive to me. Its a dedicated box, I ...
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Exim rejects recipient address on my domain

I have a dedicated server (debian) on which I have installed Exim and Dovecot. Everything worked fine until around a month ago. I tried to reinstall and reconfigure exim but I keep having all the ...
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Mail caching service?

Right, I'm not too sure if this is possible or even where to look for info, soooo... What I was hoping to do is setup a linux box with a user "foo" foo has an email account with gmail Is it possible ...
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Can't communicate with SMTP server from particular machine

Here is the situation: When I run the following on my local machine, the mail server responds: $ telnet mail.server.com 2525 Trying <mail.server.com IP>... Connected to mail.server.com. ...
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Can't start HTTPD

I'm trying to start httpd, but it only gives me '[FAILED]'. Now, I installed exim, but that didn't worked, so I uninstalled it. But then the web server didn't worked any more! I tried to /etc/init.d/...
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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 <xxx@xxx.xxx&...
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exim on Amazon AMI via yum

I'm having trouble figuring out yum, rpm, and exim4. All I want to do is yum install exim4 yum has been good to me in the past, smoothly fetching all packages and dependencies required to run the ...
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Can I enforce mail rules server-side in Exchange 2007?

I have a client who gets a TON of spam to their public IP. I have put a Linux box running exim and spamassassin in front of it, and a bunch of Outlook rules to move mail into the Junk Email folder ...
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How to find spam email sending script on server

For last 3 months i am getting email from my hosting providers that my server is sending spam emails and today i did research on it and found that it is actually doing. I used exim to check out the ...
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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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Exim 4.69 denying outbound mail due to syntactically invalid EHLO (bizarre pseudo-MAC FQDN)

Since yesterday (new router, which I suspect is the root cause) a client's been having trouble sending email. Receiving is fine, just the outbound is constantly failing. Tailing Exim's mainlog, this ...
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Is forwarding mail from my domain to my gmail account a bad idea? [closed]

I just configured my exim mail server to forward *@mydomain.com to my gmail account. But then I found some forums mentioning this is a bad idea. Google could eventually blacklist mydomain.com. ...
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exim4 and different HELO for all domain on VPS

Let's say I have domain.com , domain2.com, domain3.com on same VPS and all of them send mail, but Helo of all messages from all domains is localhost which gets rejected by some mail providers. How to ...
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VPS - The easiest way to start sending email

I have installed (clean) Debian 6 on VPS, and I am running a Django-powered application on it. Everything works fine, except that I need to set up SMTP to enable my application (meaning sender is ...
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Exim: how to deliver locally and send a copy to another server

I need to configure exim to deliver messages to domain abc.com and send a copy to another server, which is also configured for abc.com. Something like that: user@gmail.com sends email to test@abc....
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How to limit user e-mail sending in shared hosting enviroment - LAMP stack

OS - Ubuntu, PHP version - 5.3, MTA - Exim. How you can limit number of email messages virtual host can send using standart PHP mail() function per interval of time (preffered would be hours, but ...
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Why does my server hostname appear in Exim email headers sent from a different domain?

I've had several problems with SMTP emails from my server and domain sent using Exim being blocked by certain other domains, which may have been partly due to certain server settings tripping up ...
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Exim - add footer to all outgoing emails except for one user

I am currently managing an email server that is being handled by Exim 4.85 This server currently adds a footer to all outgoing messages. The line that adds this functionality can be found on several ...
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Exim4 intercept all outgoing mail

I have a LAMP stack set up on a Debian 8 (jessie) machine. I'm trying to find a way of intercepting all outgoing mail sent by PHP (through sendmail) and instead of sending it out, deliver it to my ...
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exim4 reveals a mail alias when remote server rejects spam

I'm running exim4 (4.76) on Ubuntu 12.0.4.4. exim4 is set up to handle mail for mydomain.com. I have aliases set up that forward a@mydomain.com to b@gmail.com. I have SpamAssassin set up to work in ...
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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 ...