[Pkg-exim4-users] exim4 configuration

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Tue Mar 16 16:37:10 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 11:40:52AM +0100, Christian Schmidt wrote:
> Hallo Robert,
> Robert Holtzman, 16.03.2010 (d.m.y):
> This is nothing dpkg-reconfigure can fix.
> > I changed the system mail name, which was the only reference to my ISP
> > that I could find other than the smtp server designation, from cox.net
> > to localhost,, and blank at different times with no result.
> > What am I missing? 
> Aliases? And please post the output "exim4 -bt root" gives you.

Not sure what you're looking for with aliases. Could you please expand on that? 

[holtzm at localhost]~$ exim4 -bt root
R: smarthost for root at cox.net
root at cox.net
  router = smarthost, transport = remote_smtp_smarthost
  host smtp.west.cox.net []

That shows the problem but I have no clue how it got that way, what file
defines it, or how to change it.  

I looked at the autogenerated file but saw no sign of root at cox.net and
the /etc/exim4/conf.d/* might as well be written in Aramaic (I'm no

Any further pointers *greatly* appreciated. 

Thanks for the reply.

Bob Holtzman
Key ID: 8D549279
"If you think you're getting free lunch,
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