[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim Howto

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Thu Dec 29 21:10:44 UTC 2005

On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 08:24:55AM -0500, Joseph wrote:
> Is there some a document that lists the steps in getting Exim4/Sarge
> working in the following manner:
> o Exim4 with the heavy daemon

aptitude install exim4-daemon-heavy

> o Using Windows AD/2k as the means to determine valid email accounts

There should be something in the exim wiki or in the exim-users

> o Verifying the sender at smtp time

Set the CHECK_RCPT_VERIFY_SENDER macro and/or put domains in question
in CONFDIR/local_sender_callout. These two are Debian specific.

> o Setting up clamav/spam tools

That is in the exim wiki for sure.

> o A means of uses ldap for the alias control, so that some email
> accounts could be one a secondary box. This would be mostly for load
> balancing. And you could perhaps want the alias bit in the AD or it
> could be in a separate LDAP server.

That sounds so specific that the solution is an exercise to the reader.

> But is there a document that would put this all in perspective?

One nice thing about exim is that it's so modular. So the things you
intend to do hardly influence each other.

> Or does a document need to be created? :)

Probably. But don't overestimate the number of mixed installations,
there are relatively few.

Generally, running an MTA is a complex endeavour that shouldn't be
left to a novice. This is the reason why I am generally opposed to
cut&waste HOWTO-type instructions as they leave the clueless admin
alone with the first breakage, which is a MUCH bigger problem than
setting things up to run. I think, that if you have set it up
yourself, then you have accumulated the necessary knowledge to fix it
yourself if it breaks, and _that_ important in non-play setups.


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