[Pkg-exim4-users] smtps support in Stretch

Hendrik Jaeger pkg-exim4-users at henk.geekmail.org
Tue Apr 12 14:17:21 UTC 2016


On Sun, 10 Apr 2016 20:23:52 -0400
Gary Dale <garydale at torfree.net> wrote:

> I'm running stretch on and AMD64 system and an old problem resurfaced.
> My ISP uses smtps on port 465 for encrypted smtp connections. I had
> solved this a year ago by adding "protocol = smtps" to
> /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template and reconfiguring. However this now
> doesn't seem to work.
> According the Exim wiki at
> http://www.exim.org/exim-html-current/doc/html/spec_html/ch-encrypted_smtp_connections_using_tlsssl.html,
> I should be adding instead the line
>    tls_on_connect_ports = 465
> but that doesn't seem to be helping. Mail still shows as frozen in the
> queue.

No, that is for _receiving_ mails.

> I'm not sure at what point Exim4 stopped working because I don't use
> the mail command very often.
> The Debian documentation at https://wiki.debian.org/GmailAndExim4
> suggests that I add the protocol line to
> 30_exim4-config_remote_smtp_smarthost in /etc/exim4/conf.d/transport,
> which seems odd. I thought those would be overwritten when Exim4 is
> reconfigured but after trying it, it doesn't seem to be happening -
> even when I split the config into small files as per dpkg-reconfigure
> exim4-conf. However it also didn't work - just like it didn't work a
> year ago when I also tried it.
> Any ideas?

Look in your logs and _show_ us the actual problem.
What you said first should still work, btw, so it’s either a different
issue or you are doing something wrong.

Good luck


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