[Pkg-exim4-users] GMail, smarterhost, etc

Chris 'Xenon' Hanson xenon at alphapixel.com
Tue Aug 10 05:25:34 UTC 2010

On 8/9/2010 8:52 PM, Antonis Kanouras wrote:
> Hello Chris,
> First of all, you should really take a look at the (ample) documentation 
> under /usr/share/doc/exim4-base. At the very least, read the file 
> README.Debian.gz in its entirety. Debian's exim4-config will surely satisfy 
> your needs if your hosting a single domain and using the system user 
> database.

  I don't think i explained what I was attempting well enough.

  If I wanted to do mail for system-level users, that would be easy enough. Exim pretty
much does that right out of the box. But the mail accounts are not system-level users. In
fact, there are really only about 4 system users accounts for various tech/admin roles.
The real e-mail accounts are all managed through GMail.

  So, basically I want Exim to NOT try to deliver @pinecam.com mail to local, system
mailboxes, but rather, know enough to forward them to GMail (which is the defined MX for
the domain). We don't even have an SMTPd listening on port 25 accessible to the outside
world, as the server simply does not accept inbound mail.

  I suspect what I need, in Exim terms, is a pair of rules. One to handle @pinecam.com
addresses -- this should relay the messages to GMail as a smarterhost as it being done
now. The second rule would be for all other (outbound) mail to any address, and it would
instruct Exim to deliver it as normal.

  I can find simple setups to do either one of these, but I don't know how to combine them
into one system.

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