[Pkg-exim4-users] Trouble using exim4 as smart-host

Alan McConnell alan at his.com
Sat Apr 16 22:43:38 UTC 2016

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Haber" <mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de>
To: pkg-exim4-users at lists.alioth.debian.org
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2016 3:53:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Pkg-exim4-users] Trouble using exim4 as smart-host

On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 03:03:52PM -0400, Alan McConnell wrote:
> My difficulty has come about because of my recent install of Debian jessie; the
> process I am about to describe worked fine with  wheezy.
> Here is the content of my /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf, created when I last
> ran   dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config :
> dc_eximconfig_configtype='smarthost'

First, you are not using exim as a smarthost, you are using it as a
client to a smarthost.
        Much confusion here.  Exim is a MTA, Mail Transport Agent.  And
        the line you selected is from the file   update-exim4.conf.conf .
        Debian's attempt at making an exim4 config file.

> Finally, the _problem_:  I send mail, using mutt, to   alan at his.com  .  It arrives
> there fine.  This shows that I am accepted by his.com, i.e. my password to his.com
> is OK.  But when I send mail to other addresses, e.g. my gmail account, it is not
> relayed on as it should be by a smart-host.

What do your logs say on a successful delivery and what do they say on
a non-successful delivery?
         Since all delivery's are 'successful' the log files aren't much use.

> I don't know very much about exim4.  The documentation says that I, as
> root, can add or modify the update-exim4.conf.conf .  So my question
> is: does the above update-exim4.conf.conf look as it should?  Should
> something be changed? a line added?

It looks fine.
          Yes.  It does 'look fine'.  But it isn't working.

        Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Mitteilung!


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