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unable to open private key file for readin error

when i run 'mail -vs "Test DKIM" test_acc@gmail.com < /dev/null' i'm getting this error: LOG: MAIN PANIC unable to open private key file for reading: /etc/exim/dkim.private.key #0 dkim.private....

Exim4 - Ignore autoreply if email is from specific address

Is there a way to tell Exim4 to NOT send an automated reply if email came from specific email address ? So if we have email 'something@mydomain.com' and my email is 'myemail@mydomain.com' and i have ...

Exim and PHPMailer: can't accept authentication when host is localhost

My issue: Using PHPMailer I can't send authenticated SMTP emails when using the localhost Host. I can't see why this is so. I realise the core root of the problem here is almost certainly a setting ...

phpmailer/exim4 to outlook.com mail arrive to junk directory

I would like to send a simple, email address change confirmation email with php and exim4. I tested my mail with lot of free email provider and everywhere arrived my email well except outlook.com. In ...

exim4 acl dnslist logging

I have exim4 running with the following acl statement for check_rcpts: warn dnslists = zen.spamhaus.org add_header = X-DNSBL: found in X-DNSBL-ZEN-SPAMHAUS-ORG logwrite = DEBUG_DNSBL $...

Exim4 slow connection and transaction time

I've setup my email server and have run some tests from mxtoolbox.com Everything is working properly but the only issue I have is a slow connection and transaction time. What could this be caused by ...

Exim MySql Bug?

In an Authenticator for a outgoing smtp connection I have this: remote_login: driver = plaintext public_name = LOGIN client_send = : user : password And that works fine. If I switch out the ...

How to add exception to relay_to_domains in exim?

I have an exim relay that takes incoming emails and uses the relay_to_domains directive to send them on to a third party spam solution (spamexperts). There is however one sending IP that for various ...

exim rewrite Subject line if Reply-To domain does not match From domain

I would like to rewrite the subject line of all emails that contain a Reply-To: line with an email address in a different domain than the From: line. The reason for this is that I frequently get fraud ...

Exim log - has my password been cracked?

Can someone help me understand this log entry from exim please: 2017-03-29 09:12:20 1ct8iI-0001xv-W6 H=(outlook.com) [121.174.171.153] X=TLS1.0:DHE_RSA_AES_256_CBC_SHA1:256 CV=no F=<francofiori@...

Exim refuses to static route

So I run a cpanel server with exim. I want a few of my domains to go through an external smtp service (spam filterer). I have put every possible configuration combination I can think of in the exim ...

Possible ddos attack and exim failing - apache server

We have a dedicated server which one of the sites is gettinga huge amount of traffic and overloading the server. It seams exim is also getting attacked. I have kind of inherited this server and im at ...

Exim Can Send Email but Not Receive

After reinstalling exim on CentOS 7 I can send emails, but I do not receive them, (not even replies to emails I've sent). The client sending me an email does not get any error bounce-back - from ...

Deny exim4 to receive all emails

I have a fresh exim4 install without any tweaks on a Debian 8.6 machine. I use it to send emails from PHP: ; /etc/php5/fpm/conf.d/mail.ini [mail function] sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/exim4 -t mail....

Deny some local users (not addresses) to send email from exim4

I have a fresh exim4 install without any tweaks on a Debian 8.6 machine. I use it to send emails from PHP: ; /etc/php5/fpm/conf.d/mail.ini [mail function] sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/exim4 -t mail....

Exim configure Relay

I have a VPS with Directadmin which also has Exim installed. Im trying to configure it so the websites hosted on the machine are allowed to relay through Exim. I have configured Exim with a smarthost. ...

Exim: adding a backup smtp router

I am trying to create an exim config that would allow me to use my own smtp server as the main server to send all emails thought it and for the case when this server is offline it will result in ...

Exim4 root email forwarding failure

Before anyone asks, yes, I've read the other 50 threads about this, but none have worked. (And my reputation is low enough that I can't seem to comment on existing threads, hence having to restart ...

Exim intercept shadow_transport executing but no data appended to file

I would like to keep a copy of every email that transits through my exim SMTP in a PostgreSQL database. I need the basic info: From, To, CC, BCC and email body as I might need it to be checked by ...

Gather multiple SMTP server with multiple domains, proxy?

This is my current configuration: 4 SMTP servers running on Exim4, smtp1.mydomain.com, smtp2.mydomain.com, smtp3.mydomain.com and smtp4.mydomain.com. All these servers are hosting multiple domains. ...

Allow mail to be sent from any subdomain (PTR, SPF, Gmail)

I use a single smarthost as a hub to route all email from my network so that I can pass SPF checks on Gmail. However, although I always send through the same server, the From address can differ. For ...

Exim restrict one “from address” domain to to o​ne system user

I run a shared server for my clients' websites (ubuntu 16.04). I run exim to allow the websites to send out email. It also acts as a mail forwarder and smtp server for my cleints' email software (or ...

Exim4: dnsbl forwarded from gmail mails

When my mail set up as one of list/forward at gmail, I start receiving spam since gmail seems to forward mail before any filtering. So I get lot of mails, where last "received:" line before google is ...

Routing virtual users in Exim using Dovecot user_db

I am trying to set up a virtual user e-mail system with Exim and Dovecot. Currently, the relevant Exim router is local_users: driver = accept domains = +local_domains condition = ${lookup{$...

Exim: How to deliver mail locally and through SMTP relay

I currently have all emails from Exim being forwarded to an outbound STMP server on our network. Here is a section of my Exim config that is sending mail out: send_to_gateway: driver = manualroute ...

Exim4 DKIM Configuration Does not Work on Debian Jessie

I am using exim4 4.84.2-2+deb8u1 on Debian Jessie. Below I have replaced some domain names with example.com. I have a split configuration with dc_use_split_config='true' in the /etc/exim4/update-...

SMTP issue sending mail from a specific account

SMTP has been working perfectly for months, I have there 2 domains, first one has many accounts, and works without any use, the second domain has only 1 account, and till now it has been also working ...

EXIM + OpenLDAP

I'm trying to write an EXIM config file which will check in LDAP to see if a user is registered and then deliver it locally if it does. I understand the syntax looks something like: local_delivery: ...

Exim filter logwrite

I'd like to add logging to exim filter. Server is VPS with cpanel centos 6.5 secureserver.net 2.6.32-042stab108.8 #1 SMP Wed Jul 22 17:23:23 MSK 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux exim version is ...

How to get rid of “defer (-52): Retry time not yet reached” exim4 logs?

I have such a logs in mainlog of exim4. All I do with exim4 is learn only so all mails are fake. Now I try to manage theese logs that appear frequently: 2016-12-20 14:28:01 1cJ2UW-0006Yq-3m == root@...

Need to re-write the headers to match the envelope in Postfix

Can you please help us here ....We are using postfix as an MTA and Postfix is forwarding the original email. So we need to re-write the headers to match the envelope. For example in forwarded email ...

Exim Split Delivery

I'm hoping someone can help me here. I've had this working before and had the correct smarthost code for the exim configuration but my computer crashed and I lossed it, now I can't remember what it ...

Identify process that was running Exim from one email account

I have a server which is barely 4 months old and already a process is running to "spam" people. this is baffling as I have a secure password and have never given it to anyone. I am taking the ...

How can I prevent Exim from sending bounces when it receives permanent errors from a specific server?

I've got an Exim server that I'm trying to evaluate a commercial spam filtering product with. The relevant setup: Exim acts as edge mail server. Mail received by the mail server is relayed to the ...

Exim: email eximstats -html report

I'm pulling my hair out trying to get work out how to send a html message using exim. To send a normal text message: $ mail -s "Testing" me@mydomain.com 123 CTRL-D That works fine, but how can I ...

Exim4: Local delivery after spamcheck of an outgoing email

domain.com and domain.net are hosted on one and the same server server1. To avoid SPAM and viruses all outgoing emails (even to local domains) are subjects to scan with a 3rd party service. Thus ...

Spam sending on my machine with not write on log of exim and ASSP [duplicate]

This question it's diferent to How do I deal with a compromised server? Obviously the server has a security commitment. But this question presents some specific and not generic issues, as generic and ...

exim4 - email clients unable to retrieve emails

I have configured exim4 on my Debian system and I am able to send emails from the server as a user and receive emails to this user. I am also able to connect mail client such as thunderbird/bluemail ...

Exim Keep a Copy of Sent Email

Anyone know a good way keep a copy of outgoing email that passes through an Exim mail/smtp server? I know incoming mail can be copied and piped to a script, but can outgoing mail also be piped to a ...

Exim - Sender Verify Fail

I have domains on two servers: example.edu.au and example.camp When I try and send an email (through Exim, SMTP) from pr@example.camp to eman@example.edu.au I get a bounced email with "Sender Verify ...

Insufficient data to detect RelayAttempt and strange behaviour on ASSP

I get a problem with AntiSpam System of OVH. This system send my a five lines that contain upposed spam submissions. Destination IP: 144.160.235.143 - Message-ID: c34e46-217d391-a8db961@...

How do I configure an exim4 server to have different retry times for any local domain

My server handles a number of local domains, which (for reasons of compatibility with legacy software) are stored in a mysql database. Messages are delivered via an external "pipe" driver into ...

EXIM debugging option “debug_print” unknown

How do you get exim on centos to debug? option "debug_print" unknown ("driver" must be specified before any private options) remote_login: debug_print = "This is a test" driver = plaintext ...

Exim Catch All Issue

Over the last couple of days I've been trying to configure split delivery between Zoho and my local server. I have now finally got this working to some extent by using a custom router. To give a ...

how to write message to exim's paniclog

I've recently implemented a new reject ACL in my exim (4.84.2, as shipped with Debian/jessie) For the time being I would like to monitor the triggering of this ACL, and have thought about using exim'...

Exim ACL to drop if friendly name in From header matches substring

I'm getting a particularly horrible type of spam that's easily identified by a plain text name in the From header. Basically the format is like this: From: "foo" <some-random-address@example.com&...

exim4 - unable to send / receive email (open relay?)

I believe my server SMTP has been compromised and i am not really sure what/how to go about it. My log files are full of lines such as : 2017-01-28 12:54:29 1cWVWv-0007kW-AW == wcandace48@yahoo....

Exim listed in htop, but not installed - server sending spam

So, I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server on Amazon. It recently started sending spam emails. When I do htop to see the proceess list, I can see the exim process there, but it's NOT installed! We're using ...

Exim4 special email conditional forwarding

I am looking for a way to implement the following behavior with Exim. If the recipients of the letter contains the address, falling under certain conditions, that: The email should be forwarded to a ...

CenOS: Is clamAV scanning files of a compressed archive attachment inside emails?

Is clamAV scanning files insides compressed archive inside emails? I was looking around to found an answer about this question. Somebody wrote that on some ubuntu distribution this is the default ...
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