Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of Cambridge for use on *nix. It is licensed under the GNU GPL, so is Free software.

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Email generated with Python stuck in mailq, times out (Debian)

I want to send emails out, originating from my Debian computer. I do NOT want the emails to originate from my gmail account, like in most Python smtplib examples. I called my ISP regarding port 25, ...
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Linux/exim4: use different IP's for different local users

In my specific setup, I have a debian server running exim4 and a mailing list service (ecartis), along with some websites running on the server as well. However, hotmail (and more recently gmail) ...
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Why are my emails generated with Python stuck in mail queue

I'm trying to send emails programmatically with Python. The emails stay in the mail queue (mailq). Details are below. My diagnosing abilities have reached their limit. Perhaps the issue is my ISP ...
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Exim: Log sent/received emails headers

I've a fully working mail server running on Exim over Debian. Recently I was asked if it was possible to get a monthly log of the headers of all email sent and received. By headers I mean email ...
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dovecot+exim configuration, error while restarting exim

When I try to configure Dovecot together with Exim, I get an error while restarting Exim: Exim configuration error in line 63 of /etc/exim/exim.conf: main option "dovecot_login" unknown What am I ...
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How to configure EXIM4 to relay emails?

I have a Debian Jessie (Version 8.1) server that serves multiple domain names. Each has their own folder configured under /var/www/. Each domain name has a unique conf (example.com.conf) file under ...
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Delivery Status Notification (Delay) emails from my server?

I am using a Debian Jessie server and have setup exim4 to send me emails instead of postfix or sendmail. Thats when I started getting loads of emails as follows: First: Title: * SECURITY ...
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Connection refused, but only on one specific port

I have two service daemons. One responds; the other does not. The command netstat -pln returns, among others, Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State ...
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How to force valid authentication in exim before sending at all?

I installed exim4 on a Debian server configured it to use Dovecot LMTP delivery and everything works nice. But I'm having problems with a bit of a spam attack right now. I installed fail2ban but it's ...
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How can I set up exim to use my ISP's SMTP server (on a non-Debian system)?

I want to use exim to send emails via my ISP's SMTP server. However, the Arch wiki is quite confusing (exim is much simpler on a Debian system). I followed instructions in the final section, modifying ...
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Exim: Email to root ignores /etc/aliases and /root/.forward - always used qualifies domain name

dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config asks for a domain name to "qualify" email addresses of local users such as root. Let's say I've set this setting to qualified.example.com - this causes all email sent to ...
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Bash script to extract message id and force send

Managed to get my hands on this: #!/bin/bash ######### Edit here ########## _mail_user=someone@bob.com # Set this to your email id to receive alerts on mail queue _limit=100 # Set the limit here ...
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Many domains using a single IP address with BIND 9.7

I'm in the middle of migrating and configuring a web server with two domains (with one more in the future), and no sub-domains so far, but using a single IP address (for now). This type of ...
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Exim MTA - limit number of lines for outgoing emails

Is it possible to configure exim to truncate outgoing emails after a certain number of lines or after certain key words?
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How to override email address used by at command

cron has MAILTO setting to explicitly configure the email address that will receive the report Does at have anything of the kind? Man page says it will send using /usr/sbin/sendmail but which ...
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Can I specify a command line recipient using bsd-mailx and Debian 8?

I usually configure exim4 and bsd-mailx to send mail, via GMail or Google Apps, on my Debian machines. I use a very simple mail sent by smarthost; no local mail Exim configuration. I've always ...
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regex usage in exim filtering

I'm trying to create an exim filter to block spam messages containing " 85% OFF" in the subject line. That's a blank space, then any two digits, then the percent sign, a blank space and the ...
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What is needed in order to receive e-mail on a subdomain?

I have an Exim mail server which takes care of mail for domain.com. I have a MX record mail.domain.com which points to mailserver.domain.com, which is an A record to the server's IP. If I want to ...
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Configuring Exim on Debian to authenticate using only a password?

I am attempting to configure Exim in such a way that clients who wish to relay email through the server must supply a single passphrase. The file /etc/exim4/conf.d/auth/30_exim4-config_examples ...
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non-root users unable to send mail from command line using exim

Using Exim - root user can send email from command line, but non root users can not. $ mail -s "test" test@test.com </dev/null Null message body; hope that's ok [xxx@master1 /usr/home/xxx]$ ...
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Email evading my spam filter

I'm having trouble with email evading my Barracuda Spam firewall. I believe the spammers are using my A Record to bypass my MX Record which is what directs email to my Barracuda for processing. How ...
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How to disable local delivery in exim Vesta CP panel

How to disable local delivery in exim VestaCP Panel, I'm getting “Unrouteable address” error message in mail log.
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exim4 on debian 7.8 sent mail never arrives @gmail

I followed the instruction on this page Debian Exim and configured my exim with a single file via the dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config setup. Now I can send mails between local users (from root to ...
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munin monitoring - email notification not delivered

I installed the munin monitoring tool on a Debian Wheezy server and it runs correctly excepted for the email alert notification. I configured munin.conf as requested and I added a test plugin ...
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How to check easily the munin alert-email-notification?

I run the munin monitoring application on my debian Wheezy server and I would like to test the alert-email-notification procedure. To do that, I add in munin.conf the following line: df._home.warning ...
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Exim4 DNS issues

I'm trying to forward the emails from my Debian server to my usual email address. I'm probably missing something important, as I can't find a good solution online looking for the following error ...
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exim + courier + squirrelmail mail delivery in wrong directories

I just installed an E-Mailserver using exim for SMTP, courier(-imap) for fetching mails via IMAPv4 and squirrelmail as web client for the end user. Everything works fine. But when I sent an E-Mail to ...
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Exim Systemd Service Times out

I have compiled EXIM from source and am trying to get it to run as a service on Centos 7. I created my own exim.service file. The EXIM process starts when I run systemctl start exim but systemd ...
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Mail - server name issues?

I asked some time ago a question Send emails with a custom From: field However, still can't get exim4 running. It does send emails, but it is unable to receive any. I'm quite sure this might be ...
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Debian: exim, Maildir and mail

I have exim installed and configured as "internet site; mail is sent and received directly using SMTP". Mail is stored in /home/*user*/Maildir and it is really there. I can send and receive mail ...
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Send emails with a custom From: field

I'm really not into mail configuration, but somehow I managed to configure exim4 and it does send e-mails. I spent so many hours on it though I even can't count. (And I don't know why it is so ...
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How can I change the from address in *nix mail globally?

I know that you can change the from address in *nix mail by specifying command-line options. However, is there a way to set it globally, so that it is respected by forwarding? I tried modifying the ...
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exim reject all local_part matching a pattern

I am trying to configure Exim to reject any $local_part that match a pattern. For example, I know that none of the local_parts for any of the myriad of domains I host will ever contains numbers. So, ...
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Exim4 550-Verification failed - how to allow any sender?

Mail sent from a daemon on my server connecting to exim4 daemon light using SMTP seems to be being frozen. In the exim4 log: 2014-10-01 09:52:19 1XZKKJ-00049R-8p <= noreply@example.com H=localhost ...
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How do I install Exim and Horde on Centos 7 with MariaDB 10?

I can't find a guide for this (they are old and don't work) and I can't seem to manage to install it. I can't install Postfix because of its dependencies, so I'm going with Exim, which I installed ...
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PHP mail() and Debian Wheezy Not Working

I am currently running my on debian wheezy with php5 installed. I was trying use the mail() function, and I realised that I will require a MTA/exim installed before it will be possible because the ...
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Mails flagged as ****spam*** [closed]

I have Exim mail server. Mails generated by PHP code are flagged as spam in mail subject. Please help to stop that **spam** subject in my mail which generated by PHP code.
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Deliver emails outside network, from a server behind router DNS and port forwarding

I've been trying to configure webserver to deliver emails outside the local network. Server is connected directly to the router and relay on its DNS service, and one of that online service for resolve ...
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configure exim for system email forwarding (outside) , on a server with dynamic ip, behind a DNS router

Trying to configure exim to deleaver email to the outside world. I/We need to send email outside just for centralize certain admin notifications. Working on an already configured debian webserver, ...
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Incoming Spam Mail to my mail id's in my website

I am getting lot's of incoming spam mail's to mail id's in my websites such as (info@domain.com, infouk@domain.com) mostly to info pages not to user's mail account. How to stop mail from such mail ...
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Incoming Spam Mail in exim mail server

My domain getting lot of spam mail like xxx@mydomain.com, yyy@mydomain.com. We don't have such user's but we getting mails like that.Also getting lot of bounce mails, How to control spam like this in ...
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Trying to use TLS SMTP against Exim, getting Security Error back; what's wrong?

OS: FreeBSD9 64 Bit MTA: EXIM4 with TLS with Self Signed Certificate. I am using telnet myserver.com 25 EHLO dummy@dummy.com STARTTLS It says TLS go ahead And then I issue MSG FROM: ...
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Change OS Name from email send by exim

OS: FREEBSD 9 OS ROLE: SERVER MAIL SERVER: EXIM When I send mail from my freebsd server to gmail. and when i click on show original. I shows my os name too along with mta name. as in first line of ...
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How to Use Domainkeys and DKIM both with exim on freebsd server machine

I have setup exim mta on freebsd. I have also setup DKIM on this machine and my mails are properly signed. I want to know how to setup Domainkeys along with DKIM on exim so that my mails are signedf ...
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How to configure Exim to forward all incoming mail to new server?

I am moving servers, both of them running Debian (oldstable and stable). Both are running Exim4. When I switch the DNS entries over to the new server, I'd like the old server to still forward incoming ...
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missed X-Spam- headers for all messages in exim4 + spamassassin

I'm trying to configure spam filter on VPS Debian Squeeze, exim4-heavy + spamassassin and dovecot. Exim version 4.72, SpamAssassin version 3.3.1, Perl version 5.10.1 And I have an irritating problem ...
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How can I avoid mangling arguments with spaces in Exim's ${run{…}} expansion?

I have a program, /usr/local/bin/rt_queue_exists, which takes one argument. If the argument smells good, the program exits with status 0; non-zero otherwise. I want a router that accepts messages only ...
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How can I bcc with mailx?

I'm trying to send unix mail (heirloom-mailx) via bcc. $ mail -V 12.5 6/20/10 My MTA is exim, which sends via Gmail SMTP. I can execute the following: echo -e "body" | mail -s 'subject' -b ...
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Is it possible to run a private mailserver?

Last week my email provider (mout.web.de) got listed on spamcop. So I cannot send emails to recipients whose mailserver uses spamcop. An obvious solotion, which popped up in the forums, is to switch ...
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PHP + Exim4 on Debian - mail does not get delivered

I have a fresh Debian installation with LAMP. There is a PHP script that sends email messages to arbitrary addresses using the mail function, but it does not work - the messages don't get delivered. ...