[Pkg-exim4-users] How to get around "Must issue a STARTTLS command first"

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sat Jul 31 13:12:28 UTC 2010

Hi Marc,

On Fr, 30 Jul 2010, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 06:04:29PM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> > I am running Debian/sid with exim4 and when trying to deliver 
> > emails to the local smtp server I get
> > 	Must issue a STARTTLS command first
> > Now on some Debian/Exim pages I found the cryptic comment
> > (from http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/README/README.Debian.etch.html#TLS)
> > 	TLS on connect is not natively supported.
> > Are these two things related?
> > Is there a way to fix that?
> What exactly are you trying to do?

As I said, I am trying to deliver emails to the smtp server of my
university as it is my ISP.

I have set in


(actually I have a lookup into /etc/smarthost with
plus a fall back)

but any time exim tries to send an email out via that smtp I get an 
error message telling me

  590885 at bugs.debian.org
    SMTP error from remote mail server after MAIL FROM:<preining at logic.at>
    host XXXXXXXXXX [NN.NN.NN.NN]: 530 Must issue a STARTTLS command

Is that clearer, or do you need more information? Other than that I 
haven't changed anything (as far as I remmeber) from default exim4 
split config setup (receiving email, sending out via smarthost).

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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