Re: stupid exim problems (NEWBIE-ish)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: stupid exim problems (NEWBIE-ish)
- From: Mark Wagnon <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2001 22:15:46 -0700
- Message-id: <220.127.116.11.2.20010401220526.00a8fe68@mail>
- In-reply-to: <3AC8071F.3060606@BowWow>
At 10:59 PM 4/1/2001 -0600, Cameron Matheson wrote:
This cursed exim has proved quite painful to set up. I'm trying to get
it to work through my proxy server, so I ran eximconfig. I chose
option 2 (receive mail w/ fetchmail, send with smarthost). I told it
my visible mail name = cmatheson (my user name for the account on my
proxy), and then I told it that the smarthost was bowwow (my proxy
server). It doesn't work though (it doesn't even show a connection being
made to the proxy server when I send with mailto, etc). I can send w/
Mozilla however (I'm using it right now (and it shows a connection to the
proxy server)), which leads me to believe that it is not the proxy
server's problem. Is something wrong with my exim set up (I've tried
everything (i think)). I'll include my exim.conf with this message.
I may be totally wrong, but I think that a proxy is just for web content.
For your smarthost, you're going to want to add your isp's mail server.
What did you enter for your mailservers in mozilla? Also, I see that you've
added cmatheson as your qualifiy domain. I'm not sure that you're going to
want that. That would mean that any address that you don't put a
@somedomain on, will become addy@cmatheson.
I'm not booted to Debian right now, but I have a functional exim.conf file
I could send you so you can see how I have it set up. There is a rewrite
section at the end of the file where you would add how you want your email
address to be written for outbound mail.
I see you found it:
Assuming that cmatheson is your username on your box, you might try:
cmatheson firstname.lastname@example.org frFs
I'm getting ready to check out for the night, but I'll boot into debian
tomorrow and check what I have and let you know...
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