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

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Minimal Exim router which simply adds custom header

I answered this question with my current solution, but as I said I'm not 100% happy with it. That solution to the question 'How to add a custom header to all outgoing mail' involved adding the ...
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How to deliver to multiple destinations (email addresses and (via dovecot-lda) mailboxes)

I'm using exim and dovecot. All users are virtual, i.e. they come from a database. A lookup for the destination addresses for a given localpart@domain may yield multiple rows containing either the ...
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How to use “keep_environment” option in exim 4 on Debian

I am running exim 4.84_2 on Debian, now since a few weeks I get the following mails from anacron: /etc/cron.daily/exim4-base: LOG: MAIN Warning: purging the environment. Suggested action: use ...
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Exim mainlog character encoding

In my exim4 installation I keep getting both UTF-8 encoded and extended ANSI encoded mainlog containing strings like "tämä" (correctly in UTF-8) and "t\xe4\m\xe4" (ANSI). The latter escaped markings ...
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Rate Limit for users in exim

I tried to put a limit of sending messages, based on users who are placed in a text file, using the following ACL: acl_check_limit: deny authenticated = * message = Lo sentimos, ha agotado el ...
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Exim Route based on Email Header

I am currently crafting an Exim Router to manually route all emails to a user's Spam Box that have a certain header in it. The following condition works : condition = ${if ...
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Configure Exim to relay emails using Office 365

I have configured exim using this article: EXIM: Relay to Office 365 I'm getting this error: Received TLS cert status response, itself unverifiable fixed_login authenticator failed ...
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DKIM verification in exim4

I'm confused about the acl_smtp_dkim. In my main config I have # DKIM verification on rcpt. acl_smtp_dkim = acl_check_dkim domainlist require_dkim_signed_mail_domains = gmail.com:paypal.com ...
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EXIM - send message copy with big spam_score

I'm trying to setup mail relay. I want to send message copy with spam_score greater than SPAM_SCORE_THRESHOLD. But the rule is not working, and it send copies even with spam_score lower than ...
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exim4 with different configtype

My goal is the following situation on my computer (ComputerA): send emails (generated by cron) to another local mail server (ComputerB) send emails (generated by a particular task) to gmail ...
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exim4 mail relay for multiple domains

I have hMailServer running on a Windows 2012 box and exim4 running on a separate box. However, I would like to continue configuring my email accounts on the Windows server (via hMailServer), but relay ...
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Exim Email hacked or Backscatter attack

I have undertaken an Exim Server for a client, this morning I Woke up to about 100 bounce backs from Hotmail with the following: "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender" Googling I have come across ...
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rsyslog Email On SSH/SFTP Login Fails

I have tried the following on my Nginx server, but do not get any emails upon SSH (or SFTP) login. I put this code in /etc/rsyslog.d/notify.conf and have ensured this file is being called by ...
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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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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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monitor of systemd resource with pacemaker & corosync returns “not running” when cloned while it is

The setup: - OS: CentOS 7, latest versions op Corosync, Pacemaker & PCS - two node active/active cluster with a virtual IP - on both nodes Exim is running for outoging mail (SMTP), nothing special ...
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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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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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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.
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Exim message rewriting on system alias router

What's the best method for rewriting the To: fields only when the system aliases router matches? Our mail is delivered correctly but the To: fields are misleading.
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Create Exim account and foward to another address

I have a domain which I use google apps for email services on. We now have a requirement to be able to receive email on a subdomain for one email address only. Rather than setting up a second Google ...
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exim4 dkim only signing emails from root

I have set up exim4 on my raspberry pi, and configured exim to sign emails with dkim. This works perfectly when an email is sent from "root@mydomain.com", but when I send an email from any user other ...
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Software to send all mails to external script with exim and dovecot

I am using exim and dovecot, and i have used roundcubemail for reading and sending. Now i need solution to create api for sending mails via php and smpt, and solution to forward all incoming mails to ...
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perl custom script to delete exim queue

Some years ago I wanted to lean perl and written a script to delete the exim queue if a condition is met: #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Mail::Sendmail; my $host = `/bin/hostname`; ...
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Exim restrict send emails only from predefined list of emails

I use Exim MTA. I need to restrict hosting (lamp) send emails only from predefined list "From:" emails per user to prevent massive spam if website was hacked. Users use php to send emails via builtin ...
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How do I get to write exim delivery result in mysql

Good evening. I have such a scheme. The main server and multiple mail servers. Each mail server installed exim is realized through sending phpmailer. Logs are parsed delivery in php and then recorded ...
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Hide High Scoring Entries from ASSP Daily Block Report

I enabled the daily block reports on ASSP, but they aren't terribly useful because they include all blocked messages, even those that have such a high score there is almost no possibility they are ...
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exim4 failed to read delivery status : frozen message

I'm having some difficulty with exim4 in that after sending an auto_away message successfully, it has difficulty reading the status and then creates a frozen message in the mailbox. 2016-04-19 ...
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Bypass DSpam For IPs or Domains/DSpam RBLs

I am trying to bypass DSpam for accounts that are local (on the same server). My server goes Exim, DSpam, dovecot. I have already bypassed Exim for the IPs that are on the server. I would like to be ...
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exim4: ETC_MAILNAME showing up in logs for failed messages

I have /etc/mailname properly configured as mydomain.com, and in my crontab I have MAILFROM=myuser@mydomain.com, but yet when mail goes out, is frozen in the queue and the sender is ...
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Courier authdaemon socket missing (exim4)

On my Ubuntu 14.04 server, I'm running Exim4 together with Courier. I tried to configure Exim to use a DNSBL blacklist shortly. Since I rebooted the server, the mail server doesn't work anymore. When ...
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Self-signed certificate error with exim: CA is unknown

I added ssl support to my exim smtp server. Now I'm trying it with a Thunderbird client, first of all I imported my self signed certificate to thunderbird keystore and than I tried to connect. It ...
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configure exim smarthost on centos6.6 to use id and password for exchange

On centos 6.6 how do I reconfigure exim to send all email to a microsoft exchange. The exchange server is up and working and does not need anything else done to it. I need to have all email sent to ...
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extra delay in sending email using exim

We use exim to send emails with python smtplib from localhost. In some cases (here site:emeil.ir) sending process takes too long. What can be cause of this problem excluding DNS resolving problems? Is ...
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SpamAssasin FSL_HELO_BARE_IP_2 and RDNS_DYNAMIC error

Why I got FSL_HELO_BARE_IP_2 and RDNS_DYNAMIC error from SpamAssasin? This message was send from an authenticated client (host02-4-dynamic.17-80-r.retail.telecomitalia.it) to a Exim4 server ...
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client sends password instead of userid when authenticating to Exim

I have an unusual problem and am not sure how to debug it. I am running exim4 on debian with client authentication set to plain over TLS. This is a family/business server I have a few friends who ...
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Unable to use Exim with Exchange/Office 365 - Smart Host

I have been struggling with getting Exim and Office 365 to play nice together and am hoping for some insight. Here's my setup: All mail for domain.com gets sent to my Office 365 Exchange server, it ...
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Smarthost percentage of mail on Exim4

I'm transitioning mailing of a sizeable number of mails (maybe 1m/day) to another host. I want to warm up the new host gradually over a month rather than suddenly start sending through it and appear ...
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Email connection timeouts and Barracuda

I am running into an issue with Barracuda's new cloud-based Email Security Service (ESS) that several partner companies have switched to recently. We are unable to email any domain behind the ESS ...
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SMTP connection from closed by QUIT

2015-10-21 08:54:02 H=zeus.email-sent.net [66.241.99.248]:2594 Warning: Sender rate 1.0 / 1h 2015-10-21 08:54:02 H=zeus.email-sent.net [66.241.99.248]:26166 Warning: Sender rate 2.0 / 1h 2015-10-21 ...
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How to change the name of root when sending mail

I would like mail sent from root to be sent as HOSTNAME <noreply@example.com>. On my outgoing-only servers that run exim4, I simply modify the file /etc/passwd and change the name of root to ...
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Exim to only relay mails for specific email accounts

I am setting up a secondary mx server and want exim to only relay email accounts listed within a file on my server. I have gone through the configuration and can find where I can add domains but not ...
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EXIM4 Multiples google app

I've several sites which are hosted on my dedicated server (CENTOS 6). I need to configure exim to use gmail as relay server with an authentication per host. If someone use the contact form on ...
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exim queue notification if a domain is sending more than x number of emails

I am running Exim as an MTA. I have also implemented a Per hour Per domain email Limit. Still I see that my IP reputation goes bad if a spammer sends more than x amount of emails in 24 hours or so. I ...
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Server IP variable in received_header_text in exim config

I would like to change received_header_text in exim config and I need to use server IP in it. Is there a variable that I can use there to get server IP? What I try to do: See related question. I ...
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Exim4 as a relay only on our local network

I want to use alert email from CMC http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/1987.dell-chassis-management-controller. It's seems my Debian rejected its connection. Maybe Exim4 ...
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Exim, VPS and another e-mail server - can't send e-mails

Well, after a long time I found the problem. For some reason, using "www" as the hostname was causing the issue. Using "web" as hostname and re-running Exim config via dpkg-reconfigure fixed the ...
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Exim Autoreply router doesn't work for aliases

I am using an autoreply router, based on a common recipe floating on the net: Router: uservacation: driver = redirect allow_filter domains = domain.com hide_child_in_errmsg debug_print = ...
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Multiple email addresses for same user

I have a Linux (Debian) OS running Exim4. I own two domain names that both use the same email server and the addresses are: me@domain1.com me@domain2.com Exim always delivers mail to ...