[Pkg-exim4-users] configuring with dpkg

Steven Lobbezoo steven at revimmo.com
Mon Jul 16 15:05:59 UTC 2007

Le lundi 16 juillet 2007 14:19, Marc Haber a écrit :
> 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.
Could not agree more
> > 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.
Well, i have to, since these users all work in the company, and have other 
apps they use on the server to.
> > 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.
OK, il'' read that
> > 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.
Either : no mail is accepted (all kinds of messages, but mainly : no relaying
or : I cannot login anymore.
> 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
> empty.
OK, but ... HOW to enable SMTP-AUTH. I tried to put the following line
in update........:
But, no dice. The system never accepts any login method. I can only access it 
if I accept all and everything.
And also : The problem is a bit more complicated :
If a message comes from one of my users -> relay is ok
If it comes from someone else -> only my users are acceptable.
> Greetings
> Marc


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