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

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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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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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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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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 priority....
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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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Email: Remote host address is the local host

I try to send an e-mail to my Ubuntu server. After waiting a long wail, nothing happens. This is what I found in my log files: 2011-04-22 15:23:01 1QDGK5-0003BI-On remote host address is the local ...
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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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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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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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Exim4 does not add DKIM signature

Have spent 2 days trying to tell Exim to add DKIM signatures on my Debian8 server. No success. Have read many how-tos, forums but none of possible solutions wotk on my server. Have generated the keys:...
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Testing Zimbra email routing

I am an experienced Exim user and just recently testing Zimbra Open Source, and I am loving it already. However, I am used to this command whenever I wanted to test email routing in the email server, ...
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Why is exim not adding the DKIM header to emails?

My emails used to be getting signed with DKIM in the header. Now if you check the email source it is not signing. Whatis wrong? How can I debug, what logs can I look at? cat /etc/exim4/conf.d/main/...
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Exim4: Catchall outgoing mail, allow only a few domains to pass through on a dev server

Im administering a bunch of development and staging debian (v.6-8) servers. The current exim4 setup looks like this: There are no incoming mails on the servers (no wan connection) Outgoing mails are ...
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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 = ${if <{$message_size}{500000}{1}{...
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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 = /some/...
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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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Exim, hot to route local mail to other adress

I have setuped an Exim4 server on my debian wheezy server. This mail server only sends mail coming from localhost. The purpose is sending mail for my website. I have cron tasks and other services ...
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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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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 scripts/...
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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 first....
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Exim can't send emails out of my server, but can receive

I installed cpanel on a new server, so exim is included. As my provider blocks port 25, I added port 587 (according to the ISP recomendation), to the "Allow exim to listen on port " setting. I can ...
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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 catchall and write individual email files

I want to route all incoming emails for local domains only to a single account if an account is not setup for that user. I would also like each email to be written in it's own file in user folder. I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How to test an alternate configuration with exim4?

I have a working exim4 setup using the split configuration mode, to which I'd like to make some changes. Obviously, just meddling around with the live system is not very desireable, and I have no ...
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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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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 ...