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Re: Configuring exim



On Tue, Jun 15, 1999 at 12:13:56AM +0200, Lex Chive wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 1999 at 07:33:54PM +0100, Alisdair McDiarmid wrote:
> > I'm using Demon Internet as my ISP, as you can probably guess.
> > Demon automatically sends email via SMTP if the port is open (as
> > far as I can tell), but there is now an optional POP3 service
> > available. Since I'd much rather use fetchmail on its own than
> > fetchmail and exim, I'd like to configure exim to not receive mail
> > from Demon's servers. I can't work out how to do this from the
> > exim docs - can anyone help?
> 
> There is an option named sender_host_reject which might be what you need.

Right. Doesn't that mean that the mails will be rejected, though?
All I want is port 25 to be closed to anything other than
localhost.

> Alternatively, if you're running exim from inetd you can use the tcpd wrapper
> and use hosts.allow and hosts.deny to deny incoming connection from other
> sites (see hosts_access(5)).

I'm pretty sure exim is run from init.d, but i'm not entirely
certain.

> But I am not sure it is the right thing to do, why wouldnt you want to receive
> mail directly?

Because I am going to want to use procmail soon, and it's easier
to configure it to only work through fetchmail, and because if I
try to fetch mail with POP3 and SMTP a collision sometimes occurs.

And SMTP is unreliable - sometimes Demon don't bother sending me
the email.
-- 
alisdair mcdiarmid
[i won't tear again i won't breathe in the shards of what is left]


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