[Pkg-exim4-users] SMTP AUTH server question with TLS

Brian Lavender brian at brie.com
Thu Jun 18 03:50:29 UTC 2009

For some reason, it just doesn't want to work.

In the file 03_exim4-config_tlsoptions, I put the option


then in Outlook, I put in authenticate for outgoing mail using SSL and
on port 465. But then on the log for Exim, I get the following error. 

2009-06-17 20:49:55 TLS error on connection from 76-191-246-8.dsl.static.sonic.net [] (gnutls_handshake): A TLS packet with unexpected length was received.

This just baffles me.


On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 02:38:45PM -0500, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> In <20090617184256.GZ7673 at brie.com>, Brian Lavender wrote:
> >I configured smtp auth over TLS for my Exim server, but when Outlook
> >clients attempt to connect to it, they fail. Right now, I have a self
> >signed certificate installed on Exim.
> IIRC, Outlook may not like the modern negotiated TLS, and instead want to 
> use the informal "SMTPS", where the TLS connection is set up immediately.
> Make sure the Outlook clients are using a port listed in your 
> tls_on_connect_ports in the "main" part of your configuration.  IIRC, 465 is 
> the most common port used for "SMTPS".
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