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exim4 with smtp googlemail on Debian Squeeze

Posted 08-17-2010 at 12:43 PM by jere21
Updated 10-03-2010 at 05:07 PM by jere21

Send a test mail
$ mail
Mail will be From: [username on localhost] <>
Mail will often be dumped, if recipient is not

$ dpkg -l "exim4*"|grep ^ii
ii  exim4               4.72-1  metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) installation
ii  exim4-base          4.72-1  support files for all Exim MTA (v4) packages
ii  exim4-config        4.72-1
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Howto fix long boot delay with "Starting MTA:" (Common Issue)

Posted 06-10-2010 at 12:20 PM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Tags debian, exim4, mta

A common issue when setting up servers in a lab is that the Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) delays the boot process waiting for a very long timeout. In the forums on the web this reads as ...
  • "boot process slow when 'Starting MTA' offline"
  • "Can I get rid of MTA?"
  • "Starting MTA delay"
  • "I see a line saying Starting MTA: It takes ages until Debian comes."

The issue is typically related to an unsuccessful reverse DNS lookup that the Mail Transfer Agent...
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