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Old 06-18-2005, 04:36 AM   #1
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Reconfigure Exim


Hi,

My debian server has switched location.

I have to specify a new SMTP server.

Therefore I would like to reconfigure exim4.

I have tried:
sudo dpkg --configure exim4 (which says that exim is already configured)

and then I tried:
sudo dpkg remove -p exim4
sudo apt-get install exim4 (no question was asked ?!?)
sudo dpkg --configure exim4 (which again says that exim is already configured)

How do I configure my system to use a new smtp server ???

I use mutt and vim for email, normally.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 04:54 AM   #2
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you have to specify one? what does that mean? sounds like you just need to tell your mail clients where to go, which has nothign at all to do with the server itself.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 05:10 AM   #3
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When I send an email -> where do I specify the smtp server that it (mutt) should use ?

I believe that I should setup the MTA (exim?) to deliever the mail to the smtp that I wish to use ?

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Old 06-18-2005, 10:36 AM   #4
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exim IS an MTA. what are you actually doing?? afaik, mutt uses the local mail command to send mail to whereever. if you are using exim as a local smtp server, then yes, tell exim where to relay to. i'm not sure why you think just reinstalling it will make everything work. read the docs at exim.org for details on setting an onward realy host. normally though exim will send it directly to wherever it's supposed to go.
 
Old 06-20-2005, 10:09 AM   #5
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Hi,

Please tell me where I specify the remote smtp server that exim will connect to.
 
  


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