[Pkg-exim4-users] GMail, smarterhost, etc
antonis+gmane at metadosis.gr
Mon Sep 20 04:14:57 UTC 2010
Chris 'Xenon' Hanson wrote:
>> On the following prompts:
>> - General type of mail configuration:
>> internet site; mail is sent and received directly using SMTP
>> - System mail name:
>> (your server's hostname, NOT pinecam.com
>> Note: make sure it's resolvable by public DNS)
> So, I assume by NOT putting Pinecam.com here, it will prevent attempts
> at local delivery
> of pinecam.com addresses.
> The trouble is, the server really IS named
> pinecam.com, so it sounds like I'll need to add a CNAME entry for
> something else, so I can use the CNAME here, right? how different does the
> CNAME need to be, could it be mail.pinecam.com, or does it have to be
> fully out of the pinecam.com domain? I don't know how exim performs its
> local delivery matching here.
In that case, do put pinecam.com as the System mail name (so that
unqualified addresses get "@pinecam.com" appended). After that, create the
file /etc/exim4/hubbed_hosts with the following contents:
The exact format of this file is detailed in the exim4-config_files man
Another way which I'm not sure would work is this: Set pinecam.com as the
system mail name, add it to the relay domains list (but not to the "other
hostnames" list), and set dc_mailname_in_oh='false' in
/etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf . YMMV with this method though as I
haven't tested it.
>> Lastly, keep in mind that emails from your server will be scored higher
>> as spam if they're originating from a @pinecam.com email address, as
>> Google has published SPF records with such instructions for your domain.
> I don't think that's accurate, is it? Google doesn't control the
> pinecam.com domain, so
> there's no way it can publish SPF records under it.
> I control the SPF records, and I have added both Google's outbound MX'es
> and our own
> internal server as permitted senders.
IIRC, I just did a 'host -t txt pinecam.com' at the time and assumed this
was a fully managed domain (not really familiar with Google's offerings).
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