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

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Setting up Exim to forward mail

I'm trying to setup Exim on a fresh CentOS install so that it will receive mail for a collection of given addresses, and forward the mail respectively to another address. For example, receiving mail ...
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How do I change Exim4's primary_hostname on a Debian box?

Some remote SMTP server I am trying to deliver mail to refuses to accept the HELO from my server: 504 5.5.2 <localhost>: Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified hostname Apparently, my ...
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When exim4 sends HELO/EHLO, how do I configure which host name it sends?

Mails from my system are being rejected when the receiving server does HELO checking. I believe my system is sending the wrong domain name. I'm running exim4. Googling for anything about exim4 and ...
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What host name should the SSL certificate for an SMTP server contain?

I have a server foo.example.com at 192.0.2.1 It runs exim to receive e-mail for several of my domains. My domains each have an MX record pointing to mx.example.com, which resolves to 192.0.2.1 If I ...
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ive got dkim=neutral (bad version) header.i with gmail and dkim=fail (unknown key type) with yahoo

I'm having external ip and ubuntu server with exim4.71 and bind9. I'm trying to set valid dkim entry to send mail for gmail Here are my configuration files: bind9: _domainkey.example.com. IN ...
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Configrue Exim Sendmail for relay

I have a VPS server at UltraHosting.com and requires that I use "Smart Relay" when sendning emails. However I cannot send mail using the php mail() function. Here is an article they have on Smart ...
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Exim mail server slow on sending through SMTP

It takes about 30 seconds for the server to send me the banner, but initial connection is done instantly only happens when I am at the office, from home it works fine at the office I have a rRns ...
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Enabling per-virtualhost email relaying through external user/pass smtp relay [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Postfix configuration: different outgoing hosts based on sender I've got a problem that's driving me mad. Basically, I run 10 virtualhosts in a CentOS distribution. ...
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Lightest weight MTA to forward all mail to script

I need to forward *@domain.com to a script. I know the EXIM way and the PROCMAIL way. Is there a lighter way? Any experiences? Which one is the fastest if I JUST WANT it to delivery emails to ...
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Gmail and Live are making all messages from my server as spam

I'm getting very weird results here. When my server sends an email to my @hotmail or @gmail account, it's marked as spam. When I send email through my server from Outlook to @hotmail, it doesn't get ...
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How can i send /var/mail/root again?

Through some missconfiguration i've a lot of emails in /var/mail/root and /var/mail/www-data How can i "loop" over these files and send each mail another time? Thanks in advance!
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What's the best way to send bulk email?

I have been using the sendmail function in PHP with Exim 4 so far when I had to send my mailing lists, I would like to know if there is a clean solution for that. I'm quite sure that Facebook isn't ...
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Sign outgoing mails with DomainKey on exim4 and Ubuntu

I just installed Exim 4.73 on Ubuntu using apt-get. I was able to easily integrate DKIM signing because of it's integration with Exim. I'm having some trouble with DomainKeys support. Most of the ...
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Basic exim configuration - redirect all out-bound emails to local address

I have exim running on a development server. It's currently not able to deliver mail anywhere other than locally. This is fine though - I don't want to be able to accidentally spam our entire ...
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How might I stop BACKSCATTER using Qmail?

New to ServerFault , please pardon if my details are too much Linux box acting as Virtual Host for domain hosting. Runs CentOs. Runs Parallels Plesk 9.x Regardless of the following, the SPAM ...
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Moving mail server to google apps

I just recently moved one of my Mail server (Exim+dovecot) to google apps thinking it would be a good idea. I am interested to hear what the serverfault community think about it, and mostly weight the ...
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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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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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Remove Exim version number

I'm trying to get rid of the version number that you see when you get an email sent from Exim. Received: from user1 by site.org with local (Exim 4.72) I'v tried editing smtp_banner in these two ...
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Exim TLS and Secure SMTP

I'm in the process of converting an existing mail server to support encrypted SMTP for our clients, but I've run into this brick wall with very little useful log data to help me forward. Everything ...
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Exim4 - temporarily freeze outgoing emails from specific user

I need to temporarily freeze outgoing emails from specific sender with exim4. The sender logs in with remote SMTP (i.e. over TCP/IP). What I want to do is to freeze (but not deny) all his emails so I ...
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Understanding exim configuration files

So, I want to understand what's going on with this Exim configuration directory. In /etc/exim4, there's: * exim4.conf.template * update-exim4.conf.conf * conf.d The conf.d has a mess of ...
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Preferred mail system/server for a company?

Say you are responsible for setting up an email solution at a company. Which would be your choice? I know of the following options, but many of them not well: Gordano Mail System Exchange Exim ...
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Exim: Change sender address when sending mails out of local network

We have a working exim setup at a site, where users can send and receive mails. We are trying to setup a server to send some warnings and errors using email to an address that is outside the local ...
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exim: Rewrite “From” header to envelope “FROM”

Cron sends emails with the "From" header always set to "From: root@example.com (Cron Daemon)" for all users, even though the envelope address (seen in the "Delivered-To" header in received email) is ...
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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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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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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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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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Mail caching service?

Right, I'm not too sure if this is possible or even where to look for info, soooo... What I was hoping to do is setup a linux box with a user "foo" foo has an email account with gmail Is it possible ...
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Exim won't start - Error loading lookup module mysql.so

I had to change the root password for MySQL on a server. Exim also uses MySQL for users etc. I didn't think Exim/Dovecot used that password, but now things are not working well and I'm pretty sure ...
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exim4 - Why is rate limiting outbound mail to a smarthost only working with acl_not_smtp?

In an effort to rate limit outgoing emails per recipient (all emails are sent by the same user), I've been doing some testing in a very simple environment: ...
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How to drop messages containing a specific text from exim4?

I am trying to filter messages received by exim4 on Debian by using a system_filter but for some reason exim4 keeps delivering them even if I know that the filter is loaded but the conditions are ...
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Configure server to foward unroutable emails to another email server

Is it possible to configure a Linux mail server (we're running exim) to forward unhandled emails to another server? Here's an example of what I'm trying to accomplish: an email get's send to ...
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Exim: how to deliver locally and send a copy to another server

I need to configure exim to deliver messages to domain abc.com and send a copy to another server, which is also configured for abc.com. Something like that: user@gmail.com sends email to ...
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Exim as relay server

Hi I have exim running on port 8900 and another mail server running on port 25. This mail server will be used to relay outgoing emails to exim. But somehow I am getting this error from exim 550, ...
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How do I target a different mail server depending on domain with exim?

I have an Ubuntu VPS/slice at Slicehost. Right now I use Exim (Exim4) as my mechanism to send email. I don't receive email on my slice; I only send email (for example, if someone leaves a comment on ...