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

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Sun Apr 17 06:52:45 UTC 2016

On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 06:43:38PM -0400, Alan McConnell wrote:
> 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.

Please use proper quoting.

You either didn't read or did not understand the docs: You cannot
expect an MTA config file to be self-explanatoriy. E-Mail _is_

> 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.

If you say so, then everything is fine and the problem must be on your
ISP's side. You're at this very moment wasting _my_ time by forcing me
to explain that I would like to see whether your exim is
authenticating to your smarthost or not.

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

Thus your question was answered.

I can just guess that your ISP is dropping messages on the floor based
on envelope contents or that there is something wrong with their
authentication setup. This is impossible to debug without having
authentication credentials to the smrthost _and_ deep SMTP knowledge.


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