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

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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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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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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 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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How do I get a SMTP session log in Exim?

Sometimes when debugging SMTP issues the standard maillog is not enough and I need to see the full SMTP session. In postfix I add the problematic IP to "debug_peer_list" which will enable the session ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to find emails sent,deferred, bounced with logs on exim mail server?

I am new to exim mail server. Now i need to findout the number of sent, deferred , bounced emails through logs. Since in postfix I will do things through grepping. Is there any way to find in exim ...
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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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Email Forwarding to Gmail using Exim4

I'm trying to host my own email forwarding for my domain on a small VPS but am having some odd problems getting forwarding to work. I am using exim4 on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and all of my packages are ...
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FROM: header is forged, SENDER: is legit , spam is delivered. how to detect?

In short: What happens: FROM: header is forged, SENDER: is legit , spam is delivered. What I need: Detect forged FROM: header when possible, block delivery Explained: I have a exim server that ...
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Setting up ClamAV with Exim and Mailman on Debian Squeeze

I manage a Debian Squeeze server that uses Exim as the MTA and runs several mailing lists using Mailman. I'd like to set up ClamAV to block viruses that may get posted to a list. I'm having trouble ...
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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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How to change EXIM mail server to send to new mx record?

Our website uses the wordpress contact forms 7 plugin to send emails. These are for people who want us to contact them. This just uses the default MTA on our server which is exim. Everything worked ...
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exim4 to relay emails

I have exim4 installed on a Linux box. The basics work fine and I can send email from that machine without any problem to whatever email address. I also have a printer/scanner which is capable to ...
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What is the difference between -f and -r on sendmail (from exim4)?

My understanding from the manuals is that -r sets the return path and -f sets the sender's email address, however I'm finding that they both set both, and whichever one comes latest takes the ...
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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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Exim not sending email remotely

I am using exim4. I have configured and run it. But it only works for localhost. When i try to do something like this exim4 -v someone@somewhere.com, it gives me the error of connection time out. ...
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Ubuntu 10.04, Exim4, 10 mail limit?

I am running Exim4 on Ubuntu 10.04, using it for sending emails out from various programs on our LAN. I have program that sends out approx. 60 emails once a month and Exim's default setting of only ...
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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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How to run a command after receiving a mail with exim4?

Where can I tell exim to run a shell/php command everytime a new mail has been delivered to a virtual mailbox. It does not matter to which user the mail is delivered?
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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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PHP/mail is sending emails to wrong mail server

Recently we have switched our email Exchange server from Intermedia to the Office 365. After that change web server (LAMP) is still sending emails to Intermedia. I have check dig MX for our domain and ...
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exim: How to reject spam mail depending on destination domain

Currently, I have exim set up to mark spam mail, and reject spam mail with high scores, using these ACL instructions in the acl_smtp_data ACL: warn condition = ${if ...
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Drop non-TLS connection on EXIM

How to restrict access to EXIM to clients with STARTTLS? I want to be able to drop non-TLS connections. Current setup: tls_on_connect_ports = 465 tls_advertise_hosts = * tls_certificate = ...
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exim4 gnu_tls cipher configuration for incoming connections to gmail

On the Debian 7 / exim4 / gnutls mailserver I'm running, since about 1-2 weeks, mails from gmail don't arrive any more with the following typical error message in the log file: 2015-02-14 17:32:07 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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exim 4 connection timeout

I got a pretty strange problem with my Exim mailsserver recently. Whenever I try to send mail to an emailaddress of a specific hoster (gmx.net) I get a timeout on the MX-Server from this hoster. ...
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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 ...