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Re: simple exim configuration

On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 09:02:21AM +0100, Tony Crawford wrote:
> Paul Scott wrote (on 18 Dec 2002 at 23:57):
> > >fetchmail to get the mail, procmail to sort it, mozilla or mutt to
> > >display it, you're all set.
> > >
> > That sounds great.   Thanks.
> > 
> > Any ideas why I can't apt-get remove exim without removing mutt?
> Because the mutt package expects the system to have some kind of 
> MTA, I'd guess. An MTA is a normal part of a typical system.
> Options for overriding such dependencies should be covered in the 
> man page somewhere.

It may well be simpler just to use it...
Run eximconfig and answer some really simple questions, and that's
about it. I found it so easy to do the basic setup that I can't
remember much about doing it.

The only 'wrinkle' for a basic setup is to add this line to the
rewrite section of /etc/exim.conf to make the sender of all mail be
the email address your ISP has given you instead of your local name
and box name:

*@yourmachinename name.ISP.gave.you@your.ISPs.address Frfs

example on my system, which is called pigeon:

*@pigeon jah.pigeon@ukonline.co.uk Frfs


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