[Pkg-exim4-users] Debian Exim Setup Problem - Solved

Thomas H. George lists at tomgeorge.info
Wed Jan 18 22:35:03 UTC 2006

On the 9th Sridar M. A. wrote (in a message I printed out but erased):

"The passwd_client seems to be Debian specific but it did not work.  I 
edited /etc/exim4/conf.d/30_exim4-config_examples to include  the login 
id and password.  Just including below the relevant section:

    driver = plaintext
    public_name = PLAIN
    client_send = ^user at mylog.org^secret
#.ifndef . . .

I tried this at the time without success not realizing that his choice 
of file to edit was appropriate when using a split configuration. After 
floudering around wildly and asking a lot of dumb questions it finally 
dawned on me that I was not using a split configuration.  Accordingly I 
went to /etc/exim4, ran grep -n plain: exim4.conf.template, used vi to 
edit at the line number adding a line client_send = 
^our_user_name at verizon.net^our_password and commenting out all the lines 
of the if statement, and then ran update-exim4.conf.  After this mail 
from Mutt was sent with no problem.

Of course, this hack does not solve the problem with the Debian script.  
I am working at learning bash scripting and may study that if statement 
as part of my education but not yet.  In the meantime sending mail from 
Mutt works but I have become increasingly comfortable in working from 

Tom George

As my old physics professor said of experimental physicists: "Dumb but 

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