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

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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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REJECTED - Bad HELO - Host impersonating somedomain.com [closed]

For "somedomain.com" we send transactional mail from the main server and have a second server to handle bulk mail, lets call it "news.somedomain.com". The servers are interconected by a back-to-back ...
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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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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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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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Minimal setting of Exim from Debian 8.0 “Jessie” to work out-of-the-box for receiving mail

I am looking for a simple advice what should be essentially (minimally) done to make a default Debian 8 Jessie's exim4-daemon-heavy installation to actually receive any mail. Speaking of essential ...
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SMTP connection from localhost

Since a few days ago I have been seeing recurrent SMTP connection from localhost each few minutes or so when checking /var/log/exim_mainlog 2015-05-08 13:34:41 SMTP connection from [127.0.0.1]:48724 ...
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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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Exim rewrites from to default user [closed]

I am running a Centos 6.4 server with Directadmin and Exim installed. We are using outgoing filtering together with Spamexperts.com. Somehow when I send email with PHP the envelop sender is being ...
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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 ...
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Can I configure exim to deliver new mail to Maildir cur/ instead of new/?

I would like to set up an Exim4 delivery driver or perhaps a .forward/filter file that delivers certain mail straight to a MailDir's "cur" dir, instead of the "new" directory. Is this possible? ...
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Exim configuration - listening on 25 for localhost only

I want to use Exim4 as an MTA for my server, but basically only to send emails. For security issues, I would like to restrict incoming connections to localhost only (I think). So there is this option ...
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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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Send email from Debian Sqeeze via Microsoft Exchange

I am currently in the final stages of building a website which is going to use PHP to send out emails. The domain for the company the site is for, is already using the domain's MX record to point to ...
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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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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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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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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 ...