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Re: Sending mail via exim: spooky....

Andreas Hetzmannseder <hetzmann@netway.at> wrote:
> My problem remains.
> Two questions:
> - 'my hostname': Do you mean the name of my PC or the name of my
>   providers smtp-server?
> - 'commenting out': Do you mean a) disable by taking out of the
> context
>                                    through commenting?
>                                 b) enable by taking out the comment
> mark
> You see, I have a special "talent" of understanding things quite
> contrary, like:
>         west wind: Does it come from the west or does it go to the
> west?

I posted some information on this recently. I am sending it again:

My machine's name (hostname) is scgf. If I look in /etc/hosts I see:	scgf localhost

In /etc/hostname:


scgf does not exist in the real world, just on my machine. Your Linux
machine needs a name. Be kind and give it a name.

To help you understand what I have written below, my real-world email
address is gsmh@gmx.co.uk.

My /etc/exim.conf it set up like this (there is a lot more besides, of
course, but these lines are relevant to this thread):

qualify_domain = gmx.co.uk
qualify_recipient = scgf.gmx.co.uk 
local_domains = localhost:scgf.gmx.co.uk
host_accept_relay = localhost

The above lines ensure that all outgoing mail appears to come from
user@gmx.co.uk. Local mail is delivered locally and does not leave my
system. All incoming mail from my ISP, collected by fetchmail, is
detected by Exim and is delivered according to the filters in my
~/.forward file. 

If you follow my example, your mail system should work OK.

Phillip Deackes
Using Storm Linux

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