[Pkg-exim4-users] User Authentication

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Wed Apr 12 17:53:15 UTC 2006

On 2006-04-12 Renato Giron <renato at gironnet.com> wrote:
> I configured exim4 using the split/internet configuration. I
> configured rely to networks to allow a couple of servers with static
> IP to send emails. This works fine, my problem is that when I
> configure outlook in one of my client PCs, I get the "rely not
> allowed" message. I am using the default authenticators, I figure
> that if I create an entry in the passwd.client file this has to work
> but it doesn't. The entry in the passwd.client is something like
> this: "*:myusername:mypassword"

> Any idea what I am doing wrong??  

passwd.client is used when exim is acting as client, i.e. when exim
takes a messages and passes it on to another server that requires exim
to show some authentication.

You OTOH want exim to request authentication from clients connecting
to it. You'll need to enable at least one authenticator in exim's
configuration file (plain_server, as Outlook afaik does not support
CRAM-MD5), possily enable TLS/SSL and fill /etc/exim4/passwd.
cu andreas
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