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Re: Exim question



On Fri, 2005-07-08 at 18:39 +0100, jb701@uku.co.uk wrote:
> Trying to set up email on my machine, I can receive mail from my dial-up 
> ISP, but I am having trouble setting up exim. 

What version of debian are you running? If you have upgraded to sarge
from woody, please consider replacing exim with exim4, it will make
things much easier. If you're still running woody....well, please
consider upgrading to sarge for the same reason ;o)

> 
> I've used eximconfig, but not sure how some of the questions need to be 
> answered. 

Don't use eximconfig (if you are running sarge). It's unecessarily
confusing if you're unfamiliar with exim4. Use:

$ dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config

> 
> Where do I tell it the name of the ISPs smtp server and other connection 
> details? 

you will be prompted for this information after running the command
above

> 
> How do I run exim when I dial-up? 

That should be done by default. Take a look at the /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/
directory. It should contain a script that causes exim to start a queue
run after you've dialed up.

> 
> At the moment I have sent an email on the machine, but it's listed as 
> "frozen" when I type exim -bp. 

This is probably due to the fact that you don't have a working smarthost
config yet.

-davidc

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