Bug#885149: exim4-base: exim4 and SMTPUTF8

Hanno Wagner rince at ivanova.notwork.de
Sun Dec 24 21:21:59 UTC 2017

Package: exim4-base
Version: 4.89-2+deb9u2
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

exim4 isn't able to use SMTPUTF8 in it's default configuration within
According to
this is a decision to take while compiling exim4 (you need libidn and
libidn2 and some additional configuration lines in the Makefile, see
src/EDITME), so this is not something you can configure afterwards.

I'd like to ask you to enable this in exim as a default. I already had
the situation that a normal site tried to send a mail with UTF8-Header
and it got bounced back to the sender.

best regards, Hanno Wagner <wagner at debian.org>

-- Package-specific info:
Exim version 4.89 #1 built 28-Nov-2017 21:58:00
Copyright (c) University of Cambridge, 1995 - 2017
(c) The Exim Maintainers and contributors in ACKNOWLEDGMENTS file, 2007 - 2017
Berkeley DB: Berkeley DB 5.3.28: (September  9, 2013)
Support for: crypteq iconv() IPv6 PAM Perl Expand_dlfunc GnuTLS move_frozen_messages Content_Scanning DKIM DNSSEC Event OCSP PRDR PROXY SOCKS TCP_Fast_Open
Lookups (built-in): lsearch wildlsearch nwildlsearch iplsearch cdb dbm dbmjz dbmnz dnsdb dsearch ldap ldapdn ldapm mysql nis nis0 passwd pgsql sqlite
Authenticators: cram_md5 cyrus_sasl dovecot plaintext spa tls
Routers: accept dnslookup ipliteral iplookup manualroute queryprogram redirect
Transports: appendfile/maildir/mailstore/mbx autoreply lmtp pipe smtp
Fixed never_users: 0
Configure owner: 0:0
Size of off_t: 8
Configuration file is /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.14.5-zgsrv20080 (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages exim4-base depends on:
ii  adduser                        3.115
ii  anacron                        2.3-24
ii  cron [cron-daemon]             3.0pl1-128+b1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]          1.5.61
ii  exim4-config [exim4-config-2]  4.89-2+deb9u2
ii  libc6                          2.24-11+deb9u1
ii  libdb5.3                       5.3.28-12+deb9u1
ii  lsb-base                       9.20161125
ii  netbase                        5.4

Versions of packages exim4-base recommends:
ii  bsd-mailx [mailx]  8.1.2-0.20160123cvs-4
ii  psmisc             22.21-2.1+b2

Versions of packages exim4-base suggests:
ii  bsd-mailx [mail-reader]          8.1.2-0.20160123cvs-4
pn  exim4-doc-html | exim4-doc-info  <none>
pn  eximon4                          <none>
ii  file                             1:5.30-1+deb9u1
ii  jed [mail-reader]                1:0.99.19-7+b1
ii  mutt [mail-reader]               1.7.2-1
ii  openssl                          1.1.0f-3+deb9u1
pn  spf-tools-perl                   <none>
ii  swaks                            20170101.0-1

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/logrotate.d/exim4-base changed [not included]

-- debconf information excluded

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