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

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Thu Apr 5 11:44:35 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 05, 2007 at 01:28:03PM +0200, marcopar at gmail.com wrote:
> Marc Haber wrote:
> >And do both smarthosts reject if you do _not_ try to authenticate?
> mmmmh... sorry i overlooked that part of the message, i should have 
> checked the first time as it was the more important.
> The smarthost rejects only the new provider wihout password...

So my gut feeling was right ;)

> So i redid all the tests suggested by you with swaks and with "exim -d 
> ..." with both providers and i found that:
> 1) authentication is never performed by exim. i read the logs the wrong way.
> 2) i can send emails without authentication with provider OLD but not 
> with provider NEW (god only knows why (at this time) because it should 
> work only with authentication)
> 3) if i force client_send variable in the script, exim then performs the 
> authentication as expected.
> Now the question is why exim does not want to authenticate when using 
> the original script.

Can you send me the output of exim -d+all of a _failed_ delivery
attempt in private Mail[1]? Let's see why exim does not want to


[1] the logs will include your authentication credentials in clear
text, please edit them out if you feel like it.

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