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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Slow mail server in looking up host name [closed]

Hello my mail server is very slow to accept SMTP connections. I found a tutorial to make a stop in my Exim4 and run the command below to see where it takes. exim -bd -d -oX 587 Follow the exit, ...

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-...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 - 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 ...

Exim won't sign mail send by PHP through SMTP

I've been struggling to get Exim to sign my mails i'm sending with Zend2 Mailer class. The class has the option to send through SMTP; this is awesome since i have everything configured at MTA level. ...

debian 8, exim4 mail servers configuration

Comrades, hello. First of all I configured a mail server, and there was a couple of questions. More precisely several mail servers. is it possible to create a custom configuration file, which would ...

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@...

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....

How to forward by recipient in an exim relay?

I've set up an Exim relay and i need to forward emails coming in for a particular domain to be sent to another address, but i'm having no luck so far. I've set up a router like this: ...

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....

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 ...

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....

Alternative ways of sending full contents of incoming email to external script in Exim?

For some strange reason, using the pipe command does not work as expected for me in Exim, and neither Google nor ServerFault has been able to provide a solution for this problem so far. :-( I'm ...

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@...

Email tagged as SPAM

I'm making a mail-list with Mailman on Ubuntu Server. The main domain of my server is DOMAIN1.FR, but my mail-list is ticsve@DOMAIN2.FR. I think I've made all things to do but my emails are tagged as ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Unknown ACL condition/modifier in in EXIM configuration for Rspamd

I am trying to configure EXIM to use Rspamd as a spam filter. I am running Exim version 4.87 and installed Rpsam from the repositories using apt-get as explained here. Then I added the suggested ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Exim does not verify users

After adding the configuration bit: deny message = invalid recipient domains = +local_domains !verify = recipient/callout=no_cache from: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/LMTP/Exim ...

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 $...

How to execute an external script via “pipe” command from an Exim system filter?

I want to execute an external script (or at this point, any external executable at all to begin with) via the "pipe" command from an Exim system filter in a Linux environment, but it just won't work. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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'...

router to redirect with queryprogram - exim4

We are configuring an Exim4 router with driver = queryprogram, with the idea to execute a script and redirect certain addresses based on the script's logic. The problem is that when debugging how ...

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 ...

exim send all mail to another server

Exim4 on CentOS, has lot of users with messages recieved from long ago. We have moved to another server(online service) and mx records were changed, and i need to collect all messages from old host. ...

Exim4 email forward not working

I have been trying to set up an email forward on my server, which uses Exim 4. I want to forward all emails sent to steve@mydomain.com to john@mydomain.com. From reading elsewhere and looking at a ...

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 ...

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....

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 ...

How to archive outgoing mail to user's home directory using Exim?

I would like to archive each user's outgoing mail (sent via Exim to a smarthost) to a location in that user's home directory (regardless of whether the MUA chooses to additionally save it). Mail can ...

how to configure delay between outgoing email in exim

I'd like to ask how to configure delays for outgoing email in the exim level. If my users generate multiple emails at the same time, i want the server to send one by one, with 10 seconds in between. ...
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