[Pkg-exim4-users] "relay not permitted" for host specified in?/etc/mailname

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon May 21 17:01:36 UTC 2007

Ken R. Dye <dye1146 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Debian, exim 4.50, trivial smarthost config.  When /etc/mailname
> is updated, the update-exim4.conf is run and exim4 restarted,
> I still got "relay not permitted" when exim4 would not receive
> mail to itself!

> Is there some reason this is not the behavior by default?  I figured 
> out that I had to  dc_other_hostnames='DEBCONFvisiblenameDEBCONF:...'
> but that seemd a tad wierd to me...and I swear that this used to
> work before...

It did, until 4.50-5.
Quote /usr/share/doc/exim4-config/NEWS.Debian.gz:

exim4 (4.50-5) unstable; urgency=low

    mailname, the local name of the system used to qualify senders and
    recipients is no longer a local domain by default. Having local
    delivery for that host name used to break satellite and smarthost
    setups where no local delivery was expected.
    /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf is modified automatically on
    upgrade from the appropriate earlier versions, so if you don't do any
    funky things with /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf, you should be fine.

 -- Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de>  Sat,  2 Apr 2005 20:31:27 +0200

cu andreas

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