[Pkg-exim4-users] smtps support in Stretch

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Wed Apr 13 06:07:05 UTC 2016

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 05:44:15PM -0400, 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.
> 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.

Exim 4 has never supported tls-on-connect as a client, upstream-wise.
This mechanism has never been part of any standard and is not up to
today. Providers who demand that their customers use this are
violating internet standards.

>  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

No, it's totally unimportant. It just chooses the major mode of
operation of your Exim.

Did you ready any of the fine docs we prepare in the package?

>  and I'm not sure what the ;
> ::0 does in the third line. Possibly it's the dc_other_hostnames that
> did the trick?

Without showing any useable logs, there is no way to judge that.

Nothing of your config snippets has anything to do with TLS operation
as a client.


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