[Pkg-exim4-users] smtps support in Stretch

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Wed Apr 13 04:38:48 UTC 2016

On 12/04/16 06:08 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
> On 12/04/16 05:44 PM, Gary Dale wrote:
>> On 12/04/16 04:25 PM, Marc Haber wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 04:05:59PM -0400, Gary Dale wrote:
>>>> Don't have any logs of it working. The oldest one still around just
>>>> shows frozen messages. I mainly use this for some system messages, not
>>>> daily use. However I can send messages through the same remote server
>>>> using Icedove.
>>> Try exim -qf to force delivery and show more logs. Recommended reading
>>> also spec.txt, the chapter titled "how exim delivers mail", and/or
>>> README.Debian.gz, Chapter 2.2.1, titled "Exim 4 as TLS/SSL client",
>>> saying "TLS on connect is not natively supported." As long as upstream
>>> doesn't change this, the Debian package is unlikely to change as well.
>>> Greetings
>>> Marc
>> Remembered I had a Jessie server running exim4. While it's got a lot of
>> frozen messages in the queue, it seems to be working so I looked at the
>> differences and modified update-exim4.conf.conf to fit. There were three
>> differences. Here are the lines after I changed them and successfully
>> sent a test e-mail:
>> dc_eximconfig_configtype='internet'
>> dc_other_hostnames='transponder.rahim-dale; transponder'
>> dc_local_interfaces='; ::0'
>> I don't think the first line was important and I'm not sure what the ;
>> ::0 does in the third line. Possibly it's the dc_other_hostnames that
>> did the trick?
> Spoke too soon. After one successful message, all subsequent messages
> seem to be stuck in the queue. They aren't frozen (yet). I can still
> send mail through Jessie (same local network, same sender account, same
> remote server) but now the  messages aren't going through on my Stretch box.
Figured out why only some messages are getting through. Messages that go
to another primus.ca account are working but not ones that go to a
different domain. Any ideas on how to correct that?

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