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

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Tue Mar 18 07:56:46 UTC 2014


On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 05:31:28PM -0700, Peter Easthope wrote:
> On Fri, March 14, 2014 12:48 am, Marc Haber wrote:
> > The MX for websitewelcome.com seems to listen on Port 587, offers
> > STARTTLS and AUTH PLAIN. I'd guess that setting dc_smarthost to
> > websitewelcome.com::587 is going to work. They're using exim as well,
> > btw.
> That solves it.  I've never used port 587 before but it is in
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4409.txt and is listed in
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TCP_and_UDP_port_numbers

It is also the recommended way to have a MUA connect to an MTA with

> > /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.gz, Chapter 2.2.1 "Exim 4 as
> > TLS/SSL client" and Chapter 2.2.2 "Enabling TLS support for Exim as
> > server" is ambiguous?
> Often I read in /usr/share/doc/.  In this case I happened to use the
> browser. The first result from googling "site:exim.org tls" was this.
> http://www.exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch-encrypted_smtp_connections_using_tlsssl.html
> It doesn't say that "tls_on_connect_ports" won't work when exim is
> the client.  Originally I had taken it to mean that the option would
> apply for outbound as well as inbound connections.  There is no
> substitute for a thorough knowledge of the documentation.

I agree that upstream docs could be more clear in that regard.


Marc Haber         | "I don't trust Computers. They | Mailadresse im Header
Mannheim, Germany  |  lose things."    Winona Ryder | Fon: *49 621 31958061
Nordisch by Nature |  How to make an American Quilt | Fax: *49 621 31958062

More information about the Pkg-exim4-users mailing list