Questions tagged [exim]

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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Pipe email through translation program and save results to mailbox

My mail service uses exim to filter mail and I have some experience putting in various conditions in my .forward file. However, I have a more complex problem that I don't know how to solve. ...
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call a file in exim filter

Hi I have hundreds of exim filter conditions as below. each condition block has 2 white listed domain as @safedomain1.com and @safedomain2.com. I want to be able to create a file e.g /etc/...
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Where is the source code of exim4-4.89-2+deb9u4?

I would like to know where to find the source code of exim4, with specific version and revision, 4.89-2+deb9u4. I have executed apt-get source but got an error message: apt-get source exim4=4.89-2+...
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How to install and config several domain to use SMTP server using Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 server. lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic With Apache2 apache2 -v ...
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Help in debugging Exim4 SMTP AUTH 535 Incorrect authentication data

I followed this guide to set up TLS and auth. I have a username (usr) and a password (pwd) set in /etc/exim4/passwd and the files has the right permissions: -rw-r----- 1 root Debian-exim 51 ...
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Exim ignores local_sender_retain

I need to change the Return-Path in emails that are sent by the PHP's mail() function (via phpmailer, but that should make no difference). Locally, exim is running and messes up the headers, so I ...
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Complete setup of Exim4 as SMTP to reach most inboxes as possible (correct configuration)

I have over the last days tried to setup Exim4 to handle all mails sent from a web application. It seems to be working, but I haven't found out how to hardcode the hostname which will be sent with ...
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Exim4 - set EHLO to mail from domain

How to set EHLO to the domain in the from/envelope-from domain? The SMTP server will send mails from different domains like @mydomain1.com, @mydomain2.com etc How to set the EHLO to the specifik ...
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Setup exim4 to send mails from web application

I want to setup my own SMTP server (only mail send) to handle all notification mails etc from my web application dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config Type: internet site FQDN: ...
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how to block an email sent using a script in EXIM

I have a CentOS cPanel server and I host about 30 customers in this server. Sometimes one of these accounts using a CMS get hacked, and the hacker is able to send out spam email using a CMS php ...
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Correct PCRE in Exim Custom Filter File

My Server: - CentOS 7.6 - Exim 4.91-5 What I am looking to achieve Using Exim I want to silently discard incoming emails from a user set list of wildcard matches. SpamAssassin and other tools are not ...
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exim rewrite envelope-from for one router only

You can headers_add in a router, but I can see no way to change the SMTP From aka Envelope-From within a router or indeed anywhere using the same conditions the router triggers on. I need to emulate ...
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Exim4 and root aliases? Send a copy to root?

When setting up my raspberry pi to use local email (using exim4 as the default MTA on Raspbian/Debian), and while doing the debconf initial configuration, I was asked whether to forward root's email ...
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exim4 not using /etc/aliases

Some processes on my server send mail to various system accounts which all goes to root on the local machine. I want the root account to be an alias for my (external) email address. I'm using exim4 ...
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Exim - What's the mark of EOL in exigrep output?

I have exigrep output like this. 2019-02-02 17:03:00 1gpxky-0005ky-Mk <= XXX@XXX.com U=XXXXX P=local S=14529 id=20190202160300.45640494.XXXXXX@XXXXX.com T="XXXXXXXXX" for XXXXX@gmail.com 2019-02-...
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Exim does not use /etc/hosts [closed]

I have installed exim4, and my /etc/hosts file looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 mycomputer 192.168.100.5 rpi.mydomain.com When I run exim -bt john@rpi.mydomain.com to test ...
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Exim and Spam Filtering

for years I've been using Exim as MTA. I had three strategies to prevent Spam. First of all blacklists. The second was to delay the mail delivery and the third was SpamAssassin. But this year, more ...
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Bypass some domains in exim $message_body if condition

I have a custom exim email filter, sample of which is shown below. Just trying to work out how to bypass the "$message_body contains" part of my filter for specific sender domain names such as ".com" ...
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Mailutils produces error can not send message

On my debian server I got exim4 installed. I know, that the MTA works because I can send mails with php and it uses the account configured in /etc/exim4/passwd.client However when I try on command ...
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How do I correctly configure exim4 on Debian so I can use `sendmail -t` to send mail via my office365 account?

I'm using Debian stretch (9.4). I have an office365 account. Using Evolution, I can successfully download mail via POP3, and also send mail using the Evolution "Sending E-mail" preferences: Server: ...
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Need exim >=4.86 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I need to update exim on one of my servers to at least version 4.86 to use it with rspamd. But the latest version provided by the OS is 4.82. Is there any comfortable way to get the latest version, ...
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Custom Error messages in Exim

Can anyone know how to change default error messages generated by exim for Unrouteable address or quota exceeded? I found this "Customizing error messages" , but I don't know how to use it... ...
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Mail delivery notices are correctly delivered, actual mail isn't

I have configured the Debian workstations at our department to use Exim 4 for mail delivery. Also I have created an alias such that I receive all the root emails. The Exim 4 configuration (via Ansible ...
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random “NULL character(s) present” error in exim

Sometimes we are getting NULL character(s) present errors on incoming mail. It looks like this: 2018-03-01 12:26:51.244 [22933] SMTP syntax error in "RCPT TO:" H=mail-wm0-f56.google.com [74.125.82.56]...
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How do I create a local mail account?

I want to create a local mail account suitable for apt-listchanges. In other words, local services will send mail to local@localhost (?) and I should be able to check that mailbox using a regular mail ...
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Configure MTA in Debian Jessie (8)

I try to Configure MTA for the Debian Jessie (8) and followed the procedure, A. Exim4 is installed by default on Debian installations, but not configured. Execute this command: dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Dealing with non-standard SMTP ports with sendmail -t

On my development machine, I have a special kind of SMTP server running on non-standard port which is used for testing purposes. On my virtual machine I'm trying to push a message to that SMTP server ...
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bypass some domains in exim if condition

I have this code in /etc/cpanel_exim_system_filter to be able to search and filter spammers in mail body and header. I want to add some domains exclude this rule for example *@gmail.com, *@mail.com ...
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IPv6 socket creation failed: Address family not supported by protocol

OS: GNU/Linux Debian 9.2 64-bit I disabled IPv6 on one of my servers. And now I'm getting this in mail: exim paniclog ... IPv6 socket creation failed: Address family not supported by protocol How ...
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Redirect all incoming email to a Python script

I'd like to redirect all incoming email to *@example.com (from internet) to a Python script running on my server, who will do various jobs. I've already done a DNS MX record for example.com, ...
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Cause Code Not Implemented for Heirloom-Mailx

I am attempting to send an message with an attachment from my RP3 to my phone, which uses Sprint. I have Exim4 setup as a MTA and the Heirloom-MailX configured so I can send an attachment. I am using ...
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exim4 & CHECK_RCPT_LOCAL_ACL_FILE

I am running a ubuntu server (I got convinced and there is not one day that I do not regret it!) which runs Exim. Deep within the split configuration's ACL files, I found this: # This hook allows ...
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Exim4: How to block a list of recipient addresses

To catch mail send to any recipient I have added the following router directive in my exim4 configuration: local_catchall: debug_print = "R: catchall for $local_part@$domain" driver = redirect ...
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How to process each interface differently on a mail server

I am running number of web servers on google cloud platform. Google cloud bans port 25 to prevent spam, so to receive mails I use different server which forwards all mail to a google server on a ...
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Exim: Stop bounced messages being sent back to sender?

We have a server that sends out emails to a list of clients. Sometimes those emails are not delivered and thus we get a bounced message that is sent back to the sender. We don't want the server to ...
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Exim: Is this email being frozen or sent?

2017-07-27 11:20:25 1dZoIA-0003hY-Oi == email@target-domain.com R=dnslookup defer (-1): host lookup did not complete 2017-07-27 11:20:25 1dafu5-0001k3-LG <= <> R=1dZoIA-0003hY-Oi U=Debian-...
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Postfix stop continuously

I just successfully configured Sendgrid into a Google Cloud Instance which is CPanel installed on CentOS. Here I have done it. When install Postfix I have to remove currently installed exim4. ...
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How to safely remove Exim4 on CentOS? [closed]

I am trying to install Postfix and remove the Exim4. How should I safely do it?
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Email sending from server outside of network

I am building out a web solution for a client with an option to send emails of the sites content to others. The site is hosted on our system, as well as an SMTP server just for this feature. However,...
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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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Disable double at(@) sign in exim

How do I disable double at sign in message-ID? because of the double at, my e-mails are entering recipients spam folder: 001d01d2d093$7154f9d0$53feed70$ @ USER @ domain.tld in the log, I see the ...
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Exim sending email via another server. Why?

Our webserver sends emails using Exim4 but the headers show that the email originates from another server. These lines below are in the email header. What could be in the Exim4.conf file that would ...
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How do I add system_filter on Debian Exim single file config?

I'm trying to add a system_filer on a single file configuration in Exim. The problems is that when running update-exim4.conf I'm getting option "system_filter" unknown. I have searched the file if ...
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How to use multiple Exim SMTP AUTH methods (dovecot and plaintext)

I would like to configure Exim to allow SMTP AUTH logins using the same credentials as for a Dovecot IMAP server on the same machine, but I would also like to allow additional sets of credentials so I ...
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Exim condition failure “${env is not a known operator”

I am trying to substitute a hard-coded path in my Exim configuration file with a value taken from an environment variable, however I am getting an error I do not understand. "${env" is not a known ...
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Defer based on recipient with exim

There are some recipient domains which have problematic delivery which is keeping the server tied up. Is there a way I can match certain recipient domains and defer/freeze messages to a given list of ...
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Exim: Error in system filter: malformed numerical string “”

When I send myself a mail with: echo "test" | mail -n -s "test" user@example.com I get the following error in /var/log/exim4/mainlog: Error in system filter: malformed numerical string "" How can ...
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SMTP Server Dovecot / Exim Authentication error

Recently, I've installed the centOS 6. The purpose of the installation to use this server as Mail server. Where I've installed Exim version 4.84_2 #1 and Dovecot. I've followed this blog post and I'...
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Difference between exim.conf and config.autogenerated

I executed dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config and it generated /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated. I believe that this is the master configuration. However on our older sever with an older version of Exim ...
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How to grep exim command output in terminal?

I expected this command to print some lines containing "routed by" string: root@localhost:~# exim -bt -d root@example.com | grep "routed by" But it listed full exim -bt -d root@example.com command ...