[Pkg-exim4-users] Getting out-bound smtp Mail to Authenticate

Martin McCormick martin.m at suddenlink.net
Sat Aug 22 03:01:34 UTC 2015

Nick Guerette writes:
> Two things:
> First, in /etc/exim4/passwd.client
>     smtp.suddenlink.net:martin.m at smtp.suddenlink.net:_BIGSECRET_
> change the server name at the beginning of the line to use a wildcard, to
> account for the fact that you ultimately are connecting to a server like:
> txofep01.suddenlink.net, and change your login name to your actual email
> address, with only the domain name and not the "smtp" hostname:
> *.suddenlink.net:martin.m at suddenlink.net:_BIGSECRET_
> Second, if connecting to port 465 you probably need SSL on connect, known
> as SMTPS, and this requires manually editing a conffile, 
> /etc/exim4/conf.d/
> transport/30_exim4-config_remote_smtp_smarthost if you are using split
> configuration. Add the line:
>    protocol = smtps

A thousand thanks. I actually had added

    protocol=smtps but may have failed to do

dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config

as it should have tried to log in with the wrong user ID but
didn't appear to even try.

Anyway, I am now sending this message in the normal manner without
resorting to the cybur equivalent of chewing gum, spit and
hay bailing wire.

	Thanks to your help, it is so nice to have mail working
the way it is supposed to work.

Martin McCormick  WB5AGZ

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