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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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Directadmin - lmtp/dovecot bad permissions?

Hello I've got one server configured with Directadmin+exim+dovecot. For one week for one domain there is problem with local delivery which is queuing for long time. I found in logs /var/log/dovecot-...
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Pause exim4 email delivery during backup

Is there a way to pause exim4 deliveries to local mail files, during backups? It should accept the mail, keep it in the queue - and very important to not send any kind of "delayed mail" ...
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How is the unattended-upgrades notification email built?

I defined unattended-upgrade configuration in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades file. It works fine, I receive an email notification when an upgrade is applied. The notificatoin email shows ...
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debian buster exim4 hostname --fqdn did not return a fully qualified name

I'm running debian buster, and let exim4 deliver for localhost mail from apt-listchanges. this works but I get the error alex@Taomon:~$ LANG=C alex@Taomon:~$ systemctl status exim4 * exim4.service - ...
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Format error in spool file in Exim with 20K recipients email message

I set up simple email mail lists using Exim4's redirect router (https://www.exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch-some_common_configuration_settings.html). I have one huge maillist with ...
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Exim4 segfault using AUTH LOGIN

My exim4 vis causing a segfault error on sending an email message whenever I use AUTH LOGIN authentication. However, sending the email using AUTH PLAIN works like a charm. Both auth methods connect to ...
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Why does exim4 accept my message although I tell it shouldn't (via require_files)?

I use exim for virtual domains. I created the following router: domains_virtual: debug_print = "R: domains_virtual for $local_part@$domain" driver = accept domains = /etc/exim4/...
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How can I un-taint my DKIM config after exim upgrade?

Debian upgrade to exim4 4.94 brings new headache: tainted variables. I have several virtual domains handled by my exim and hence I use variable expansion to obtain DKIM domain, selector and key. In my ...
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Mail traffic accounting in Exim

I need to account how much traffic each email address generates sending and receiving emails throught Exim. I have searched on the Internet but I have not found anything. I was thinking about using a ...
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claws mail how to get system mails over exim4

OS = debian stretch mate desktop with claws-mail --version Claws Mail version 3.14.1 Is there a way to create an account for system mails so I can get them in claws-mail (like for apt-listchanges) ...
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Difference between oneshot systemd unit and root command line?

My setup includes a script that send a mail to a local user via the exim command line. This script is called as root (Reality is of course more complicated, but this seems to be a minimal working ...
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exim4-base removal

Why does Debian Buster ship with the exim4-base package installed by default? Can I remove it from my system?
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Why does exim use openssl from system instead of compiled version?

I try to upgrade from exim 4.84 to exim 4.94 My Local/Makefile for exim contains this: SUPPORT_TLS=yes TLS_LIBS=-L/MYPATH/lib/ -lssl -lcrypto -ldl TLS_INCLUDE=-I/MYPATH/include/openssl/ USE_OPENSSL=...
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How can I disable old TLS versions in exim?

I'm running an Exim MTA which only receives emails from a few other systems under my control. All these systems happily negotiate TLSv1.2/TLSv1.3 with my MTA. I would like to disable support for TLSv1....
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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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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 manage all email incoming to *@example.com with a Python script running on my server, which will do various jobs. I've already done a DNS MX record for example.com, directing it my server:...
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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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