Bug#578176: exim4-config: ACL Add condition !acl = acl_local_deny_exceptions in defer

Fabien André debian-bug at xion345.info
Sat Apr 17 16:28:35 UTC 2010

Package: exim4-config
Version: 4.69-9
Severity: wishlist


I think that the condition "!acl = acl_local_deny_exceptions" should be
added to defer blocks because this verb causes mails to be rejected while most users
expect mails from a sender listed in /etc/exim4/sender_local_deny_exceptions to
be accepted (even if it causes a "temporary error")

Currently, defer verb is used in the "SPF check ACL" and causes messages for 
which SPF query can't be done (because of a misconfigured DNS for example) 
to be rejected and there is no means to make them be accepted.

    message = Temporary DNS error while checking SPF record.  Try again later.
    !acl = acl_local_deny_exceptions
    condition = ${if eq {$runrc}{5}{yes}{no}}

By the way, exim4-config_files is outdated and still mentions former filenames.

Thanks for reading and sorry for my crappy english
Fabien André

-- Package-specific info:
Exim version 4.69 #1 built 30-Sep-2008 19:51:08
Copyright (c) University of Cambridge 2006
Berkeley DB: Berkeley DB 4.6.21: (September 27, 2007)
Support for: crypteq iconv() IPv6 PAM Perl Expand_dlfunc GnuTLS move_frozen_messages Content_Scanning Old_Demime
Lookups: lsearch wildlsearch nwildlsearch iplsearch cdb dbm dbmnz dnsdb dsearch ldap ldapdn ldapm mysql nis nis0 passwd pgsql sqlite
Authenticators: cram_md5 cyrus_sasl dovecot plaintext spa
Routers: accept dnslookup ipliteral iplookup manualroute queryprogram redirect
Transports: appendfile/maildir/mailstore/mbx autoreply lmtp pipe smtp
Fixed never_users: 0
Size of off_t: 8
Configuration file is /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: armel (armv5tel)

Kernel: Linux (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages exim4-config depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.110      add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.24     Debian configuration management sy

exim4-config recommends no packages.

exim4-config suggests no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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