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

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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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Exim DKIM Error: DKIM: signing failed (RC -101) no matter what private key I try

I have this problem with Exim. DKIM fails on signing outgoing mails. This is the /var/log/exim4/mainlog output (Debian Squeeze): 2012-08-02 17:11:33 1Sx1k5-0004Tk-9D <= me@my_domain.com U=me ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Comparing hostname part of authenticated_id to sender_address in exim

currently my acl check_mail part looks like this: deny message = The sender name must be the same as the login id condition = ${if eq{$sender_address}{$authenticated_id}{no}{yes}} ...
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Simple Outgoing Mailserver With Dkim filters

What is the most simple MTA to use and configure on Debian 6 squeeze, with dkim filters? I would like to only send mail from it, not receive. Google apps handles my inbound email.
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Exim managing bounced and failed messages

What is the best way to handle bounces and immediate failures with Exim? An email sent to a large mailing list will generate a large number of immediate failures as well as bounces. I'd like to ...
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What is the difference between defer and deny in Exim?

I understand that 'defer' is returned if a test cannot be completed, for example when a DNS blacklist lookup times out. But what effect does defer have on the final ACL decision? Also, what happens ...
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Mail deliverability rDNS best practice

I have an email server which sends email for multiple websites (different domain names each) the reply-to will correspond to no-reply@website-a.com (or whatever their username/website is) but the ...
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Mails sent from another mailserver within the network are rejected (helo has been denied)

I am no real network administrator, so please bear with me. In a small company we run a router that acts as a firewall and mail recipient. It forwards the mails to a Lotus Domino server in the NAT. ...
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Getting Pango-WARNING: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

About three days ago, I noticed the exim mailqueue started filling up on one of my servers, and upon inspecting some of the emails using # exim -Mvb $ID, I noticed they were being sent to some system ...
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How to disable all bounce back email in exim 4.69

I have set up an email server to send out solicited newsletters. There should be no "regular" users of this server, so it is not desirable to send bounce notifications back to the recipient. ...
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Using Exim and Google Apps email as smarthost

I have a server setup to use exim4 and google apps as my smarthost. But I get errors when the to address is not the one I use to authenticate to google and it seems to drop all return addresses that ...
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How to skip DNSBL checks for authenticated main in Exim4

I have the following ACL with Exim4: acl_check_rcpt: deny message = DNSRBL Access denied - $sender_host_address \ listed by $dnslist_domain\n$dnslist_text dnslists ...
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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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setup exim to send unknown users' mail through dnslookup/MX

On a Debian Lenny server 'example.net', we have some cron jobs that need to send mail to 'job-owner@example.net'. The MX for the domain is an offsite dedicated SMTP server. Exim is using the ...
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Mailbox, auto responder, forwarder - prevent emails being saved

I've set up an auto responder for an address, and any emails sent to this address are being forwarded to another inbox. What's the easiest way to keep the autoresponder, forward emails BUT prevent ...
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Exim4 SMTP Authentication to Courier

I've recently setup Exim4 on an Ubuntu 10.04 server with Courier. Everything is working fine for local mail deliver, the only missing piece is SMTP Authentication. I have an account setup on the ...
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Sending mail from PHP with exim4

A web server I manage is having problems sending mail from PHP. This server uses exim4 for MTA, and it is configured correctly. I can send emails from PHP's CLI, but not from the web. i.e. if I do ...
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How do I learn the in's and outs of email, spam, and exim

I recently got a new job, and realize that I'm way to ignorant on mail troubleshooting. How do you recommend learning how to read email headers, mail logs, and troubleshoot various mail problems? any ...
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Forcing a sender name on outgoing mail

I'm attempting to implement a consistent standard across my company's email accounts as the business grows and we also become involved with other market sectors (for which we have alternative accounts ...
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Exim4 Smart Host Relay

I am running Exim 4.71. I want to: Route all email from A.com through mail.A.com Route all email from [B-E].com through mail.B.com Send all other email directly. Here is the configuration I have ...
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Exim force TLS for specific destination domain

I need to configure Exim to require TLS when sending emails to a specific domain. I know that I can use hosts_require_tls = host in the smtp transport. But it sounds like that requires that I set ...
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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 send failure “421 SMTP incoming data timeout” - Message body lacks '\n' at the end

I'm trying to figure out how this issue is occurring and how to stop it. Somehow messages are getting into our inbound Exim spool without any \n at the end. When our outbound Exim process tries to ...
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Exim MTA shows dmz address and local domain name in outgoing message headers

We've recently added an Exim-based (MailCleaner) MTA in our DMZ that sends and receives email to and from our LAN email server. It works great, but I'm a little wary of one of the headers it places ...
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How to remove duplicates in Exim .forward file?

I would like to remove duplicates messages in some mailing-lists (cross-list posting) in my Exim .forward file. I was using procmail before with these commands: :0 Wh: msgid.lock | /usr/bin/formail ...
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How Do I Configure Exim4 on Ubuntu to Send Mail Using Google Apps?

I have an Ubuntu VPS that is using exim4 as a satellite email server set up to send mail through Google Apps. Mail meant to go to an address hosted by Google gets delivered. This means that things ...
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Spamassassin && Exim: redirect spam emails

I want to redirect all email, being marked as SPAM to special mailbox. Works with Exim4, SpamAssassin Server version 3.3.1 on CentOS 6.5. Rules from Exim in acl_check_data block: warn message = ...
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spamassassin does not honour local.cf

I updated my /etc/spamassassin/local.cf spamassassin file to update some score rules. However, even after restarting spamassassin (via service), the new score are not shown in spam emails. In fact, ...
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How to prevent brute force attacks on exim service through csf?

It's 3rd days that my VPS has too many brute force attacks on exim. Server features: CentOS 6 64-bit, CSF 7.03, DirectAdmin 1.43.3 I would like to stop these attacks. But I don't know what is the best ...
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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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monitoring mailscanner queue with zabbix

Anoyne knows how to setup zabbix monitoring for mailscanner queue ? We managed to setup monitoring for exim queue, but we noticed that mailscanner also fills its queue sometimes and we would like ...
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Debian exim4 rate limits

I try to limit on exim4 the outgoing mails per day per domain, i found this: acl_check_ratelimit: accept authenticated = * endpass ratelimit = 40 / 1d / per_rcpt / ...
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Exim on Centos - Configuring gmail smtp

I want to set up Exim to send the mails through my gmail (actually my domains google apps). I have added the router, transport and authenticator. Specifically: gmail_route: driver = manualroute ...
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mailman mailing list deleting emails before delivered to list in WHM/CPanel

I have a server running WHM/CPanel. I have a mailing list set up and it has been working fine. Today, I went to send a mail to the list (I am included as a recipient) but the mail never came through. ...
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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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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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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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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.