[Pkg-exim4-users] Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: root at gmail.com

Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. bss at iguanasuicide.net
Mon Aug 9 10:15:29 UTC 2010

In <877hk0bax2.fsf at gmail.com>, csanyipal at gmail.com wrote:
>I have installed exim version 4.72 on Gentoo Linux system.

This mailing list is for User of Exim4 on Debian.  Debian does quite a bit of 
automatic configuration for Exim4, and it is mostly assumed you are having 
issues with those Debian-izations.

If you are writing your configuration from scratch and compiling the software 
locally (Gentoo is still source-oriented, right?) you might as well use the 
upstream mailing list(s), which have a larger user base.

>qualify_domain = gmail.com

You probably doesn't want this.  This would means that any unqualified email 
address like "root", "cron", or "user1000" gets "@gmail.com" added to it as a 

>I want exim send mails to root not to root at gmail.com, but to
>csanyipal at gmail.com. How can I setup exim to do that?

Set it up to be able to send mail (either directly or through a smarthost), 
enable use of /etc/aliases (actually, it is on by default), and then use 
/etc/aliases to "forward" all mail destine for the local root mailbox to the 
(remote) csanyipal at gmail.com mailbox.

For using gmail as your smarthost, you should be able to use dpkg-reconfigure, 
instead of manually editing your configuration.  Or, at least, you could if 
you were using Debian.
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