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Re: smtp of ISP needs passwd,how to setup exim?

On Sun, 15 Dec 2002 18:55:28 +0000 Pigeon wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 15, 2002 at 09:24:36PM +0800, Dai Yuwen wrote:
> > Hi, all
> > 
> > I want to setup exim use my ISP's smtp server as a smart host.  But this 
> > smtp server needs user name and password.  How do I use exim this way? 
> So does mine. This is what I've got:
> In /etc/exim.conf:
> smarthost:
>   driver = domainlist
>   transport = remote_smtp
>   route_list = "* smtp.ukonline.co.uk bydns_a"
> In ~/.fetchmailrc: (entire file)
> # Configuration created Fri Nov 29 01:13:30 2002 by fetchmailconf
> set postmaster "postmaster"
> poll pop3.ukonline.co.uk with proto POP3
>        user "jah.pigeon" there with password "myrealpassword" is pigeon here
> Quite how the password gets from the pop3 reference to the smtp bit, I
> don't understand...

I don't see how it can. This config shows how fetchmail *gets* mail
using pop3 authentication, the *sending* of mail has nothing to do with it.

But then, thats probably what the OP meant. I don't think ISPs implement
smtp authentication, they just perform an ip check to allow anybody on
their network to use their smtp servers.

Carlos Sousa

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