[Pkg-exim4-users] Troubleshooting exim4 in Wheezy.

Peter Easthope peter at easthope.ca
Fri Mar 14 00:52:16 UTC 2014

On Thu, March 13, 2014 3:28 pm, Paul E Condon wrote:
> I know nothing about the internals of SquirrelMail, but ...
> If there is a way to set a config variable to tell it to use something
> other than exim4, you might look into msmtp, which is a debian package.
> I found it very easy to configure for me, a single user, and the man
> page gives pointers on system-wide config, which I can't vouch for.

Thanks.  SquirrelMail is just Web server software providing a Web
interface to the mail server.  The server can use SMTP directly and msmtp
should work.  I installed and configured it.

My server uses tls-on-connect or SMTP tunneled in TLS.
According to the manual, this indicated by "tls on" and
"tls-starttls off".  I put those settings along with account and
authentication data in /etc/msmtprc.  To test interactively gave
this command.
/usr/bin/msmtp --account=websitewelcome -t --
Then entered a recipient and subject with these two lines.
To: pleasthope at gmail.com
Subject: test
Upon striking <Enter> at the end of the 2nd line, this appeared.
msmtp: /etc/msmtprc: line 5: unknown command tls-starttls

According to the manual, tls-starttls is a legitimate option.
Any idea about this is welcome.

Thanks,               ... Peter E.

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