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On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 08:43:53AM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
On Tuesday 24 May 2005 7:47 am, Henry Bremridge wrote:Running debian sargeLots more information required - you haven't included any of the headers let alone a summary of your existing config. Which options did you choose in exim config? What have you set for /etc/email-addresses, hostname and other bits.
The more I use Debian: a) The more I loathe the learning curve b) The more I prefer it to Microsoft c) The more I like having a system that I can see what is happening OK. When I ran dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config the settings I chose were as follows: - Split into small files: No - Mail sent by smarthost; received by via SMTP or fetchmail. - System mail name: XXXXX.com (I am confused by this request, however XXXXX.com is both my SMTP, POP3 server and domain name) - Enter a colon-seperated list of IP addresses to listen on: 127.0.0.1 (I use fetchmail to listen) - Enter a list of domains for which this machine is the final destination: blank - Networks of local machines for which I relay the mail: blank - Machine handling outgoing mail: mail.XXXXX.com - Hide local mail name in outgoing mail: yes - Keep number of DNS queries minimal: No I have set up passwd.client with my SMTP settings (my webhost does not provide any password security. I will be changing soon and then will need to update my mail settings to allow SSL and updating MUTT to use PGP). After your email I have added an email address to /etc/email-addresses which agrees with the password in /etc/exim4/passwd.client
I am having some problems with sending email. Sometimes the email goes through, sometimes it is rejected with the message "SMTP error from remote mailer ..... after RCPT to ...... Relaying denied".Probably actually trying to send from the wrong address - check the headers. You have to send email From: an address that is acceptable to your SMTP connection - generally this is an ISP / DNS issue, not exim. If you are trying to send from the local machine, you cannot send from the internal box name as it cannot be resolved by the ISP. You must use other config files outside exim to change an internal address to a valid external address. You may also need to determine whether an email needs to be changed - if you send email from one internal box to another. This is a job that /etc/email-addresses (installed by exim) tries to solve but it needs other parts of the system to be working as well.
On a brief look on google, i see many pages on email-addresses. Will start looking at them this evening and hope that this resolves the problem. Many thanks
All very irritating, and obviously my exim4 set up is wrongNot necessarily exim itself, there are lots of other config files involved in mail.
Yes, I need to learn a *lot* more.
Finally when I look at the headers of messages I have sent from my debian box, the headers contain far too much information,If you want to send email to the internet from the command line, then this information is going to be present - the hostname of the local box, it's IP, the various commands and their replies. Various email clients also add various headers for their own purposes / user config. Precisely what information are you concerned about? There's nothing in email headers that is a risk to your system.
Thanks. I was looking through the emails received on this site and in comparing the headers, mine were much bigger than the others, but in re-reading your reply and comparing headers I think that this is in relation to a wrong setting for my smtp server. <snip>
The problem is not necessarily in exim - only the headers will tell you where things are going wrong.
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