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client authentication in exim4, sarge vs. sid

Hello list,

I could sure use some pointers on trouble shooting this one. I am 
running a Debian Sid system using exim4 to send my mail to a smart host 
who requires authentication, and have it working okay. The steps were 
actually simple. My exim4 is version 4.52, and I did nothing beyond 
placing the necessary entries in /etc/exim4/passwd.client and 
/etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf, then doing the usual update and 

Now I am attempting to duplicate the above on a Debian Sarge box, where 
exim4 is version 4.50, and where the identical instructions for 
achieving authentication are present. I plugged the same data into the 
Sarge files as I have in the corresponding Sid files. But my ISP rejects 
my mail advising me that "authentication is required" when I send from 
Sarge, but happily accepts the mail when sent from Sid.

I'm sure there must be something I have neglected to install on the 
Sarge box, but I have no clue as to where to look. I am not new to 
Linux, not even to Debian any more, but I have had very little 
experience with encryption and authentication. 

Why won't my Sarge box do what my Sid box does? Where should I look for 
differences? Any suggestions are not only welcome, but eagerly awaited.


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