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Old 05-04-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
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Configuring Exim4 with mysql for virtual users.


Hey everyone,

I have been running an exim mail server for a few years and its been running well but now I want to set it up for virtual users so that I can have email accounts for people without the need for a linux user account.

I`ve been looking at a few guides to do this but all of them assume you have exim already running with mysql support. Can someone tell me how to do this. from what I have read apt-get doesnt configure exim with the mysql hooks in.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/R...ME.Debian.html
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If you need more advanced features like LDAP, sqlite, PostgreSQL and MySQL data lookups, SASL and SPA SMTP authentication, embedded Perl interpreter, and exiscan-acl for integration of virus-scanners and SpamAssassin, you can replace exim4-daemon-heavy instead of exim4-daemon-light. Additionally, the source package offers infrastructure to build your own custom-tailored exim4-daemon-custom which exactly fits your special local needs. The infrastructure to do so is already in place, see debian/rules for instructions.
It's not mentioned I guess because they assume you already know to use exim4-Daemon-Heavy...

I hate when they do that...
 
Old 05-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #3
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http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/R...ME.Debian.html


It's not mentioned I guess because they assume you already know to use exim4-Daemon-Heavy...

I hate when they do that...
cool

Some of the guides said that you had to make exim from scratch which got me worried

I`ll get my server up and running now.

is VEXIM worth using?
 
Old 05-04-2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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vexim looks like it might be useful if you want a web interface to manage your Exim/SQL installation..
Just make sure you check the system requirements before installing just in case..



That Debian Exim readme mentions the source package for exim4 is available in Debian if you want to custom compile EXIM with just the features you need/want, rather than just light or Full options. Sounds like a lot of extra work to me
 
Old 05-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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vexim looks like it might be useful if you want a web interface to manage your Exim/SQL installation..
Just make sure you check the system requirements before installing just in case..



That Debian Exim readme mentions the source package for exim4 is available in Debian if you want to custom compile EXIM with just the features you need/want, rather than just light or Full options. Sounds like a lot of extra work to me
The compiling of exim is a bit daunting for me atm.

I`ve got my mail server set up using system users atm and will begetting mysql to work
 
Old 05-08-2009, 11:21 PM   #6
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Hello,

Perhaps this can help. A guide to configure Exim with mysql.

Cheers
 
Old 05-12-2009, 05:20 AM   #7
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Will that guide work ok with me being on debian?

I know installing the software will be done differently but should everything else be fine?
 
  


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