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

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Block brute force attacks on exim2 [on hold]

Suddenly some people or computers are trying to log in on my linux directadmin server. The last days I receive a lot of messages of brute force attacks for Exim2 in Direct Admin. I have already ...
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defer (111): Connection refused when trying to send mail

I am getting desperate for answers. The problem is simple, some email messages are getting stuck in our queue and hitting their retry limits, which ultimately end up in a never end deliverable bounce ...
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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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exim: redirect all but a number of local parts

On my server, I implement redirects using this router virtual_aliases: driver = redirect allow_defer allow_fail data = ${lookup{$local_part@$domain}wildlsearch*@{/etc/vhosts/forwards}} ...
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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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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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Unable to send mail through php script

I have setup a server with the following settings: CentOS release 6.3 (Final) Kernel \r on an \m Linux version 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@c6b8.bsys.dev.centos.org) (gcc version 4.4.6 ...
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can someone explain this exim mainlog lines? [duplicate]

i dont understand this lines in exim mainlog , may anybody explain this ? my server is sending spam and i need to stop it. 2015-04-25 07:51:42 1Ylqf0-0000TF-G1 DKIM: d=mandrillapp.com s=mandrill ...
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EXIM alloying in spme despite strict rules [duplicate]

Here is a copy of a header from a recent spam e-mail: Return-path: <Deals---Alert@headja.cricket> Envelope-to: user@domain.tld Delivery-date: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:58:51 +0400 Received: from ...
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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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Checking puppet-generated exim config before deploying

I use Puppet to generate /etc/exim4.conf and I want to make sure that the configuration is valid before I install the file on production systems. I've considered— using a git hook to call ...
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Prevent outgoing spam

What are some ways to prevent spam from leaving your servers should a hosting account get compromised? Have a bunch of clients on a server with cpanel but wondering if there was a way to just ...
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Configure exim4 to use Microsoft Exchange as smarthost

My company has set recently set up an Active Directory driven Microsoft Exchange environment to consolidate outgoing mails. We do have a set of staging servers which should now use our MSEXCHG as ...
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How can one configure exim still to reject invalid recipients after an earlier ACL returned “discard”?

For the reasons set out in my earlier question Originating (non-critical) emails from a "less-trusted" host, it unfortunately seems that we must run an SMTP server for the sole purpose of accepting ...
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Can mailman/exim reject nonmember postings at connection time?

I am using Mailman with Exim. When a nonmember posts to a mailing list, Mailman can be configured in any of the following ways, each of which has a problem: Accept it -- this distributes spam to ...
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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 - SMTP protocol synchronization error

Today I checked logs on my server and noticed that there are so many logs like: 2015-04-13 13:08:47 no host name found for IP address 210.51.188.252 2015-04-13 13:08:47 SMTP protocol synchronization ...
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How to find out where mystery SPAM scripts are coming from? [duplicate]

I am the datacenter manager at a small ISP and we have been having an issue with mystery scripts sending out SPAM on our server. These PHP scripts will appear mysteriously in /tmp as well as sometimes ...
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Centos Directadmin Dovecot Exim, Forward Email From a Different Email Address [closed]

I am trying to set up a Facebook group so anyone can send email to a specific address and this gets forwarded to our groups address and so is posted in the group. However unfortunately if you just ...
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Have main account email :fail: in Exim [closed]

The main user account for a web server (domain@domain.com) is not used for email at all, but receives a lot of spam. I'd like these messages to just :fail:. I've tried adding a .forward file for the ...
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Pipe message and auth login to a external script in Exim

I've been doing a bit of research but I'm stuck on this one. I'd like to be able to get a message sent by an authenticated user and pipe it to a script, along with the auth login of the sender. I'm ...
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Configure Exim to send to internal & external addresses

I inherited a web site that's apparently using Exim as its MTA. Let's say that we can access the site at: http://example.com/ The users who work at Example Corp. noticed that they did not receive ...
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sendmail/exim4 two servers one is send-only

We have the following setup: One web-server on Debian with PHP on the main domain, that can send emails, but must not receive. It has exim4 installed. Let's call it example.com One mail server on ...
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Automatically rescan email with SpamAssassin after it has been received

For the past months, the amount of spam I've been receiving has been driving me crazy. Despite running SpamAssassin (with RBL checks) on my Exim4 mailserver, a lot of it has been finding its way to ...
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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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Bulk delete email from specific address [closed]

One of my users had some sort of debug output mailed to a address on my server.. Something "went wrong" and now I have 35000 mails in a inbox. I need to delete those mails, they are all from 1 ...
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Change From name when sending emails

I have setup exim4 on Debian 7 to send emails for alerts and stuff on my server to my Gmail account. I edited /etc/email-addresses and added a line: sysadmin: sysadmin@example.com When I receive ...
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Exim4 working fine at sending emails, except to addresses with the fully-qualified domain in them

Exim is always touch-and-go for me to configure, since I only touch it once every 4 or 5 years when I have to make email work on a new server. As a result, I'm now having a problem where all the ...
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Messages stay in exim4 queue for too long?

I'm a little confused about the message queue on exim4. I believe that a particular message has been in the queue for 21 days: $ sudo exim -bp | head -n 2 21d 5.2K 1YU9Ma-0007Ow-Hf ...
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Directadmin default php mail from (exim) [closed]

We use a server under NAT and it hosts a domain with unvalid tld as "MI" and when we try to send a mail with phpmail at most cases we got this error in /var/log/exim/mainlog 2014-11-02 04:00:06 ...
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How to deliver mail to non system virtual users with EXIM mta

We are running a mail server with postfix mta. But now to are moving to EXIM, as it has a lot of features inbuilt without using milters. In postfix you can deliver to non system users quite easily by ...
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Exim log file errors

1- What is the meaning of these lines in /var/log/exim/main.log? I have these lines repeated more than 700 times in main.log 2015-03-16 21:30:57 TLS error on connection from [192.0.2.1] ...
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How to check if Exim has copies of outgoing mail

We're using a pretty simple Exim configuration which basically forwards all incoming mail via a Smarthost to a handful of final recipients. Normally this works fine - we don't read any mail on the ...
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Relay Denied SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO: <email@example.com>

Hi I have a problem when I want to send mail using smarthost method in exim and usage Mailgun as SMTP server for relay. this is my configuration dc_eximconfig_configtype='smarthost' ...
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Exim: How to turn off DKIM for forwarded mail?

I have DKIM configured in Exim for outgoing mail, as per the documentation. Exim signs all outgoing mail. But some of those outgoing messages are forwards, thanks to a user's .forward file. This is ...
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CentOS/sendmail = How to prevent emails from getting “defer” when sent from php mail() function? [duplicate]

I am working on a server running on CentOS (goDaddy VPS). I have WHM setup on it. And I am getting a lot of delays in emails being sent from php's mail() function. I am looking at the Email > Mail ...
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How can I filter and junk a certain domain's recipients in exim?

I have found that a significant number of users of a system have set an email address addresses to an address with the top level domain .test. As a interim measure, I don't want to attempt to deliver ...
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DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) implementation questions

I am going to set-up DKIM on my server with Exim and have the following questions: Question 1 My server hostname is domain1.com and the server is sending emails with: Return-Path: ...
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Sending mail between two exim servers

My two servers are nagios1.example.com and nagios2.example.com, They are both configured with local mail and smarthost. On nagios1 in /etc/aliases root: root@nagios2.example.com On nagios2 in ...
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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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slow client connection to exim server (about 40 seconds)

i have encountered problem: my users complains that sending process takes too long. The log file show me this: 2015-02-04 15:03:09 SMTP connection from [172.17.20.28] (TCP/IP connection count = 3) ...
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Exim: silently drop messages to given recipients?

I have an old legacy php application that used to send out a log of debug mails on each aspect of its work. Due to fact that noone care to turn off this feature and also dut to fact that one day we ...
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Blocking spam with SpamAssassin [duplicate]

I have a server that runs websites and exim for e-mail. I've added countless RBLs including barracuda to try and cut back on incoming spam. However, they still keep coming in. The clients use ...
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Exim 4.72 doesn't verify recipient

I have a problem with recipient verification. I have next configuration for acl_check_rcpt: accept hosts = : deny message = "Invalid characters in the address" domains = ...
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Restricting exim users to access emails from specific IPs [closed]

I have Cpanel on a centos server having Exim as an MTA. The issue I am facing is that I have more that 100 users and their passwords are leaked most of time and then someone from our external network ...
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How to stop server sending spam out. Centos server with exim [duplicate]

I'm looking at a server that appears to have been compromised via a bug in a wordpress plugin and is now sending spam out. This post seems to give a very good report of exactly what I'm seeing. ...
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Emails sent from my server to Hotmail never arrive

I have the following problem. Some Hotmail/Live.com users who register @ my website don't get verification emails. Exim logfile shows the following: 2015-01-22 19:45:04 1YELoT-0006U2-Su => ...
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EXIM re-routing mails through Mandrill to circumvent Gmail rate-limit

I have two domain (lets assume example.com and example.net) where we have 300+ mailboxes. Users email themselves and outside the company. Most of the emails sent outside the company are to GMAIL. ...
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How might I stop BACKSCATTER using qmail?

I have a Linux box acting as Virtual Host for domain hosting. It runs CentOS and Parallels Plesk 9.x. Regardless of the following, the SPAM keeps flowing in at 1-3 / second. An explanation of the ...
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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 ...