[Pkg-exim4-users] smtp authentication (exim as a client) problem

marcopar at gmail.com marcopar at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 08:38:02 UTC 2007

Aurelian Melinte wrote:

> -maybe your new smarthost does not asks for for TLS - you need to explicitely enable PLAIN authentication - see the Debian Exim specific FAQ

i don't think this is the case. as i said i tweaked the template. the
tweak consists in forcing the client_send variable at the end of the script:

   driver = plaintext
   public_name = PLAIN
#  client_send = "${if !eq{$tls_cipher}{}{\
#                     ^${extract{1}{::}\
#                    ^${extract{2}{::}\
#                  }fail}"

   client_send = *^theuser at thedomain.eu^thepassword

   client_send =

this way works so i think is a matter of how client_send is
initializated in the original script.

> -maybe the smarthost advertises itself under a different name when you connect to (though the * should catch everything)
> -maybe the IP of the smarthost resolves to a different domain name (same obs)

yes, the smarthost resolves to different ip but as i understood * should
take care of that. when using the new provider i only switch default
routing but not DNS so why the behaviour should be different?

> -you want only as much debugging info as you need, something like -d-all+transport - see the Debian Exim specific FAQ

here's the cleaned up log as you asked:


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