[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim Howto

Joseph tech at ekn.com
Thu Dec 29 21:46:14 UTC 2005

Marc Haber wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 08:24:55AM -0500, Joseph wrote:
>>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
> archives.

I have found some information on it but thought it might be documented
somewhere. The info I found seemed to indicate you might need Exchange
in the mix :( And surely would not want that.

>>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.

Is this considered to be a good tool/setup?
We currently get quite a few requests to whitelist ip/domains that fail
the test. I love all the spam that gets dropped like this tho.

>>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.

I agree.

>>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.

I agree there too.
I have just have lots of irons in the fire, and wanted to redo our exim
with having to spend a lot of research on it. :)

> Greetings
> Marc

PS Why does a normal reply to this list attempt to go back to the sender
instead of the list (Thunderbird)?

respectfully, Joseph ===============
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