Re: smtp of ISP needs passwd,how to setup exim?
On Sun, Dec 15, 2002 at 06:55:28PM +0000, Pigeon wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 15, 2002 at 09:24:36PM +0800, Dai Yuwen wrote:
> > 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?
> > Thank you in advance.
I missed Dai's post.
Telnet your smtp host, issue the EHLO command and note the response.
$ telnet your.mail.host 25
What you are interested in is
AUTH LOGIN PLAIN
In /etc/exim/exim.conf in the transports section under
smtp_remote you want to set authenticate_hosts to your.smarthost.
I missed this.
In the last section of exim.conf you want to uncomment the _client_
options for smtp auth email.
LOGIN PLAIN equates to exim's plain.
LOGIN=PLAIN equates to exim's login.
You only need the option you are using. /var/log/exim/main.log
will show each type of authorization that fails.
Replace the username and password with your firstname.lastname@example.org and
clear_text_password. Verizon assigns "email ids" which are what are
you use to login. The "aliases" that you may make up, are not for
login or authorization.
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