[Pkg-exim4-users] exim4 relay not permitted for MUA

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Tue Jan 5 17:42:03 UTC 2010


On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 03:48:14PM +0000, Magnus Lawrie wrote:
> Magnus Lawrie wrote:
>> Recently exim4 on a remote VPS stopped delivering mails sent from my MUA
>> (mutt). This MUA is using TLS encryption, with dovecot IMAP installed on
>> the VPS  internet mail host. The server continues to route local email
>> correctly and I can also still receive mail to my user account on my
>> client MUA. From my client machine, sending mail addressed to remote
>> domains results in mail going to IMAP inbox with the message "550 relay
>> not permitted". Exim4 on the client is configured as a smarthost. Can
>> anyone advise? Can this be a problem with my remote exim4.conf or local
>> exim config ?

Do you have a static IP address or do you do SMTP authentication?

> I understand that I can explicitly allow relaying for domain and host  
> together,

You can allow relaying _TO_ domain and _FOR_ a host (which of course
needs a static IP).

>  though I can see this isn't the ideal solution. Exim checks and
>  recognizes the domain IP; My client host is name.localhost which 
>  exim doesn't identify.

Please explain with IP addreses. There is no such thing as a "domain


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