[Pkg-exim4-users] Exim configuration values not accepted

Haines Brown brownh at hartford-hwp.com
Sat Jun 23 20:22:47 UTC 2007

> On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 11:39:42PM -0400, Haines Brown wrote:
> > I've got exim working, spamd running, and clamAV installed. Messages
> > received by exim are marked with a spam score, but no action is taken
> > on them even when the score is very high, and there's no virus
> > evaluation.
> Looks like you didn't establish any ACL rules.

Thanks for the tip to install exim4-daemon-heavy. Had no idea that was
necessary in order that  av_scanner = clamd:/tmp/clamd and
spamd_address = 783 lines in exim4.conf.template required by
it. At least I can now restart exim4 with those lines uncommented.

> You need to run exim4-daemon-heavy. And you need to adapt your ACLs.

I was not clear what you meant by "adapt" my ACLs. I read Chapter 7 of
the exim manual concerning concerning the configuration file and ACL
configuration in particular. It seems largely a description of the
various ACL files, but I saw nothing that explicitly gets exim to use
spamd and clamAV. And I find that my mail with spam scores above 5 are
still not being blocked.

> I suggest that you visit the upstream wiki for documentation.

I assume you refer to http://www.exim.org/eximwiki/. It pointed to the
document above and a FAQ. I looked at exim4 -bF <filename> option to
test system filter, but got lost, and assume that my filter is
working, and problem is only that messages with spam scores over 5 are
not being rejected. 

I encountered the direction to make exim4 use Maildir format
mailboxes, and to do this, modify /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf
so that it contains: dc_localdelivery='maildir_home' . However, I
presently have dc_localdelivery='mail_spool'. I'm also using
dc_local_interfaces='' .

       Haines Brown, KB1GRM


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