[Pkg-exim4-users] two elementary questions

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users@zugschlus.de
Mon, 16 May 2005 07:46:52 +0200


On Sun, May 15, 2005 at 08:15:04PM -0700, David Liontooth wrote:
> When I try to mail to a local user, I get "R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp
> defer (111)"

So the system doesn't consider that mail local and tries to send to
the smarthost.

> I have "dc_localdelivery=maildir_home", but it's obviously not
> understood -- wrong syntax.

The problem is earlier. Your local delivery is not even being

> dc_eximconfig_configtype='smarthost'
> dc_other_hostnames=''
> dc_local_interfaces=''
> dc_readhost='mymachine.subnet.edu'
> dc_relay_domains=''
> dc_minimaldns='false'
> dc_relay_nets=''
> dc_smarthost='mail.subnet.edu'
> dc_use_split_config='false'
> dc_hide_mailname='true'
> dc_mailname_in_oh='true'
> dc_localdelivery=maildir_home

Looks like you have been bitten by a change that was introduced in
4.50-5. The local hostname is no longer automatically considered a
local domain, see /usr/share/doc/exim4-config/NEWS.Debian.gz, first
paragraph. Solution: Add all domain names which should have their
e-mail locally delivered to dc_other_hostnames.

> Or more simply: what could be preventing cronjobs from delivering
> messages? In /etc/aliases I have
> this:
> # /etc/aliases
> mailer-daemon: postmaster
> postmaster: root
> nobody: root
> hostmaster: root
> usenet: root
> news: root
> webmaster: root
> www: root
> ftp: root
> abuse: root
> noc: root
> security: root
> root: tna
> But that shouldn't affect mail from cronjobs, right? Those messages
> should just go to their respective owners.

Mails from cronjobs are processed as any normal e-mail, so if you
alias their recipient, the alias is used for that e-mail. But your
issue is that the e-mail is not even being considered to be aliased
since your exim doesn't think it's a local mail.


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