[Pkg-exim4-users] configuring with dpkg

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Mon Jul 16 12:19:09 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 03:07:00PM +0200, Steven Lobbezoo wrote:
> However, I still have some problems configuring exim4 properly.
> If you're not into that day-to-day, its very complicated.

Yes. E-Mail is rocket science.

> Now, my setup is quite simple and common (i think), so there must be 
> a -sample- config file somewhere i can use.

It might be common, but it is not simple at all. 

> I have local user on my system.
> I have remote users, Using KMail or Evolution, that I want to use Login
> or something like that. The remote users all have a local account!

I advise against using system accounts for e-mail authentication.
My reasoning is documented in README.Debian. There is also
documentation about how to do this if you insist.

> A nice to have would be some spam-filtering.

I believe that the Debian spamassassin packages have documentation
about how to use exim's content scanning feature to interface with
spamassassin. If not, there is some documentation on the upstream wiki.

> Does anyone have a tip where I can find such a config file.

Never ever use an exim configuration that you do not fully understand.
Don't use random tips googled for on the internet until you understand
what they do. Read the available docs, and ask smart questions (your
question was not all _that_ bad).

>  If I use the standard Debian scripts with dpkg, I allways end up with
>  a non-usable system, 

That's not smart. What does not work?

> or an completely open system.

If you use SMTP AUTH, you do not need to allow relaying from specified
IP addresses. SMTP AUTH is completely independent of that. Just leave
the answer to the debconf question about which networks to relay for


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