[Pkg-exim4-users] Trouble with Exim 4.60 as SMTP-AUTH client on?Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sun Aug 3 06:57:57 UTC 2008

jacques <jacques at lavignotte.org> wrote:
> I suspect a small difference I cant find on configuration files between 
> 4.60 and 4.63.

> I set password.client according to my ISP parameters, I create 
> exim4.conf.localmacros and set  AUTH_SERVER_ALLOW_NOTLS_PASSWORDS = 1
> an restart exim. No way :

> 2008-08-02 22:19:32 1KPNZc-0004R7-HP ** jacques.lavignotte at gmail.com 
> R=smarthost T=remote_smtp_smarthost: SMTP
> error from remote mail server after RCPT 
> TO:<jacques.lavignotte at gmail.com>: host smtp-msa.orange.fr [193.252.22
> .72]: 554 <jacques.lavignotte at gmail.com>: Recipient address rejected: 
> Missing Authentication

> Any clue ?

AUTH_SERVER_ALLOW_NOTLS_PASSWORDS makes exim *accept* plaintext
authentication (AUTH PLAIn or AUTH LOGIN) from client programs. Afaict
you want exim to act as client, your smarthost asks for a password and
exim should *provide* it. The respective macro for that is

cu andreas
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