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Old 12-21-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
otoomet
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exim does not deliver on remote hosts


Dear all,

I want to use exim MTA at my sarge laptop. Usually the mail should be sent by SMTP and received via fetchmail. I ran 'dpkg-reconfigure exim-config' and did the setup according to my best understanding. Now the mails are transfered to the local users (but not root) but not the remote hosts. I guess there may be something wrong with the fact that I have changed the hostname -- the mail for root is spooled in '/var/mail/xtops' (xtops is the old hostname). The mail to remote hosts seems simply disappearing. There are no error messages.

the config file looks like

Code:
tibu:/var# cat /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf 
# /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf
#
# Edit this file and /etc/mailname by hand and execute update-exim4.conf
# yourself or use 'dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config'

dc_eximconfig_configtype='internet'
dc_other_hostnames=''
dc_local_interfaces='127.0.0.1'
dc_readhost=''
dc_relay_domains=''
dc_minimaldns='false'
dc_relay_nets=''
dc_smarthost=''

CFILEMODE='644'
dc_use_split_config='false'
dc_hide_mailname=''
Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Ott
 
Old 12-22-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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You may want to try asking this in the networking forum...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?s=&forumid=3
 
Old 01-02-2005, 12:56 PM   #3
otoomet
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Well, the problem was 'mail address' (dc-smarthost in the config file). It must be your IP-s SMTP servers address, not your local hostname. Now it works! The config looks now like:

Code:
# /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf
#
# Edit this file and /etc/mailname by hand and execute update-exim4.conf
# yourself or use 'dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config'

dc_eximconfig_configtype='internet'
dc_other_hostnames='tibu'
dc_local_interfaces='127.0.0.1'
dc_readhost=''
dc_relay_domains=''
dc_minimaldns='false'
dc_relay_nets=''
dc_smarthost='mail.neti.ee'

CFILEMODE='644'
dc_use_split_config='false'
dc_hide_mailname='false'
best,

Ott
 
  


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