Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet. It is freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.

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unable to send email. Emails are stuck in queue

I am unable to send an email from server using exim. When i try to send an email. email are stuck in queue When i try to run exim -qff commands then emails are delivered. Other wise they just stay ...
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Closing off site for external mail connections

A client of mine has a linux/cpanel based web server (VPS), which at some point in the past was also the primary mail server for the domain. It is no longer receiving mail (MX records were changed to ...
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Exim Filter to change recipient

Lets say I have this filter for user1 who doesn't exist on our network, but has an external email we want to send the emails to: if $header_to: matches "user1@domain.com" then deliver "user1@...
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Exim Advanced Editor not accepting DKIM settings

I'm running Centos 6.7 and WHM 54.0, with Exim running on it. Exim version 4.86_1 #1 built 04-Mar-2016 17:12:16 I'm trying to configure DKIM for my outbound mail, which in part I've mostly got ...
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How to configure exim to forward mails from local IP through an gmail account?

The email functionality of our printer/scanner from work has only ever worked when I configure the smtp in the machine to be our local server (which has exim). So the mail gets sent to the server (...
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Exim Secondary MX - Only accept email *if* primary MX unavailable?

I have two email servers; MX0 (Exchange Server 2007) [Primary] MX1 (Exim 4.86) [Secondary/Backup] The purpose of MX1 is to accept email if MX0 is unavailable, store the email and send to MX0 when ...
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What are the potential and abilities of a MTA (postfix, exim, …)?

I'm trying to learn how to set a server using Postfix, this is a very complex craft and I can't grasp yet the full potential of this tool. I would need to know if it can do these actions : John Doe ...
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Reject all Microsoft Office attachments

I have had enough of spam coming to my server with Microsoft Office attachments. No one I care about ever sends me Microsoft Office documents so I would like to reject (with a polite message) all ...
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How to change real name with exim?

When I send an email through exim, I get a From line that looks something like this: From: smith <smith@example.com> ^^^^^ How do I get exim to change the part marked above? I can ...
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Exim4 setup for income e-mails

I can setup my debian server for outgoing email messages. but I tryed to test my server for income data from Gmail. but nothing received. I have setup domain records: @ MX 2 @ @ SPF v=spf1 ...
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How to configure exim4 to receive printer emails and send them through gmaill?

here is my problem. In my office we have a Ricoh Aficio 2020D printer/scanner. The scanner is a problem because the only feasible way we found of actually getting the documents is to send them by ...
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Vestacp - exim mail forward goes to spam in gmail

I dont undestand why mail what forward mail re-send like spam. On server I use exim and VESTA Control panel. Here is source of the mail: Delivered-To: emailforforward@gmail.com Received: by 10.107....
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Exim: how to log email body

How can I log the body of an email in Exim? My specific need is to trace why an email from user www-data is being generated every so often - I can see the record of its delivery in the Exim logs, but ...
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How to send email from the command line with specified sender on Debian Wheezy with Exim4?

I have search for ages trying to find out how to do this: How can I send email from the command line and specify the sender address on a box with Debian 7.8 and Exim4? This does not work: mail -s "...
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Exim: How to send email (with headers) from command line?

I can use echo "My Mail content" | exim my@email.com to send an email, but it does not contain a subject for the message How can I send an email with subject, "From" and "Reply-To" Headers from ...
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How do I block exim from sending spam?

My exim 4 is sending spam from a random-name@mydomain.com address. How is this possible and how do I allow only www-data@localhost to send and to only deliver from myname@mydomain.com to myname@gmail....
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How to forward emails leaving the original intact

I have a requirement to "copy" all emails going to person A's email to person B leaving the original intact. If I forward the emails, they are no longer in person A's folder. Any ideas how to do ...
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How to disable bounce emails in exim?

How to disable bounce emails in exim ? I don't want the server to send a bounce message when the email not exists.
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Slow SMTP connections to Google memory overload ( Controlling Exim timeouts)

Our organization has several servers that generate and send out lots of emails (we're not spammers, it's legit email to users who have asked for it). Exim on these machines is configured to only try ...
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How to find out who (what process) is starting another process?

So no matter how many times I kill exim4 it immediately comes back to life. I have stopped the service and everything but something is bringing it back to life and using it for spamming. How do I ...
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Invalid hostname in HELO sent by MUA

I have a mail server running exim4 with an ACL that drops the smtp session if the hostname in HELO is an IP address. Exim is configured to do the reverse dns check. The said ACL is the very first one ...
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Enable DKIM header in sent emails Exim or CPanel

I have enabled DKIM in WHM/CPanel/exim. DNS has valid DKIM keys for "default" selector. Everything seems ok. I downloaded email from gmail and looked in header and it misses DKIM header. /var/cpanel/...
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Exim is ignoring my ACL definitions for blacklists

As I am running several free sites which are CMS - based spammers are massivly attacking me. So I decided to set up my exim4 - installation for blacklisting domains. Exim seems not to care about any ...
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Postfix corrupting Japanese characters

I'm having a problem with certain Japanese characters being corrupted when sent by my MTA, Postfix. I've done some trial and error sending the same message from approx 7 different servers running ...
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AjentiV Mail Server Setup

AjentiV recently added support for mail server/ mail forward. I have been trying to get mail working on my domain but I have never set up courier or exim. I was wondering if anyone has instructions on ...
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Exim fails to send Gitlab message with “no recipient addresses” error

I am setting up a Gitlab server and am finishing the installation. While everything with Gitlab runs fine, the verification of email addresses fails. I am getting the following error: Date: Wed, 08 ...
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Hide exim4 version from email headers

I've setup exim4 on a ubuntu 12.04 server. When an email is sent, the current "Received" header has the following content: Received: from user by example.com with local (Exim 4.76) (envelope-from &...
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Is it possible to limit number of emails per user per period on Exim?

I'm wondering if it's possible to limit number of emails allowed from a specific email account on Exim (maybe set a 20 email per hour limit for ab@test.com). I'd like to see if I can use this as a ...
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With exim4 and notmuch, should .Archive be a file or a folder?

I'm following The Hacker's Replacement for Gmail, using (as suggested) Debian 7 on a VPS. If I configure it for "normal" IMAP I can successfully receive email into INBOX. So I'm doing something right....
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Email through php and mail command not sending

I have two servers as to which one is hosting my company's email. The other one hosts a website where i have php scripts that sends mail to my mail server. When ever i send an email i get 550-...
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How to find out what port is Exim 4 using for SMTP?

I'm trying to debug a problem with email sending on my home machine, possibly a router related problem. This is on Debian squeeze with Exim 4.72-6+squeeze3 (the default Exim 4 Debian package for this ...
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exim4 on Debian: Forward all local mail

My goal is to forward all local mail on my servers to a specific mail address. I have set up Exim4 in a satellite configuration on Debian Wheezy, however, exim4 ignores wildcards in /etc/aliases: *: ...
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Postfix SSL + Dovecot IMAPS (SSL) + RoundCube

A couple of weeks ago, I configured my webserver to be able to send emails (e.g. registration emails for my website etc.) I used exim4 in Debian, which worked flawlessly. Now, the need has arisen to ...
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Exim4 only sending to certain email addresses

I've recently set up a development server at my job to test out certain features. I am setting up exim4 to be the MTA for the server. However, when I test and send emails to my account on the server, ...
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Allow exim to send FROM any catch-all address

I have a domain shrimp.foo already setup at the MX to route all incoming mail addresses (*@shrimp.foo) to one particular mailbox the ISP provides for IMAP, POP, webmail, etc.: bubba@shrimp.foo ...
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Prevent email to root@domain

I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04 as a web server and use Exim4 for sending confirmation emails and such. Is there a way to set a system-wide email address for the root user? In other words, I'd like ...
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Stop exim retrying failed emails

My Webserver has been denied from Yahoo! and every time an email is sent to a Yahoo! server, it fails and replies with: Connecting to mta7.am0.yahoodns.net [66.94.238.147]:25 ... connected SMTP<&...
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How can I configure exim4 to route mail like this?

I have exim4 installed on a debian wheezy box and configuring it seems difficult. I have a dynamic list of usernames (A user named $USER exists iff the directory /.../us/$USER exists). When exim ...
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Starting MTA: without network takes a long time?

Whenever I start up my netbook without an internet connection, I might as well be using windows because it takes forever to start up waiting for "Starting MTA:" which eventually times out and ...
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Exim + ClamAV file access error

I have a working Exim setup and wanted to add AV scanning to that. I followd the instructions for setting up ClamAV at this site. So now my permissions for the /var/spool/exim directory are as follows:...
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Bounce mail spam in masses. What to do?

When I got up this morning I found more than 300 emails in my mailbox with numbers growing by the minute. All those mails were bounce mails coming from Russia. Looking at the attached original mails ...
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Configure exim in debian 6

I am trying to configure exim with gmail in my debian 6 system as per this tutorial http://www.manu-j.com/blog/wordpress-exim4-ubuntu-gmail-smtp/75/.After configuring, When i run update-exim4.conf i ...