[Pkg-exim4-users] Need help to set up exim4 with SSL for?smarthost

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon Feb 8 18:26:52 UTC 2010

svante.signell at telia.com wrote:
> Från: svante.signell at telia.com
>> Have been googling around and not yet succeeded to set up exim4 client
>> to work towards my ISP, which requires SSL authentication to send
>> messages usint a smarthost. Have edited passwd.client and 
>> configuration
>> files, but to no avail. Port 465 is used by the SMTP server. TLS does
>> not seem to be supported.

>> Anybody have links how to set up properly. I have already
>> read /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.gz and several other 
>> links.

> Further info:

> I managed to send an email message interactively by using the 
> following link 

> http://qmail.jms1.net/test-auth.shtml
> The SSL method did work
> openssl s_client -crlf -connect

> but not the STARTTLS method:
> openssl s_client -starttls smtp -crlf -connect


exim does not support outgoing SSL-SMTP, you need a crutch like
stunnel for that. Does the host perhaps offer SMTP with STARTTLS on
port 587?

cu andreas

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