[Pkg-exim4-users] changing delivery port to 587 for a smarthost

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Sep 24 15:10:43 UTC 2009

Hi everyone!

On Mo, 10 Aug 2009, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> Blocking port 25 is absolutely best practice.
> Your MUA or MSA (if you are using exim in this sort of config), should  
> instead be connecting to the MSA port (587) using an authenticated (and 
> probably encrypted) session.  587 should be universally allowed through.

How can I tell my exim to use 587 for the/a smarthost? I am setting
the smarthost with
so if I set up /etc/smarthost with some specific values then that is used,
but by default my.relaying.smtp.host.

Is there a way to tell exim to use 587 as delivery port?

Thanks and all the best


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