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Re: exim4 configuration in sid

On Feb 17, 2008 1:41 PM, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 11:31:55AM -0500, Michael Marsh wrote:
> > 1) There's nothing in /var/mail (I've configured exim4 to use the
> > traditional /var/mail mbox spools).
> AFAIK it is empty until the first mail. Try something like
> echo "test mail" | mail -s test your_username

Doesn't work.  It's trying to send local mail out through my smarthost.

> > 2) Messages that should be delivered locally (eg, output from
> > debsecan) are being addressed to "user@empty", which exim4 is trying
> > to relay through my ISP's smarthost.
> Is 'empty' the name of your machine? Your exim probably doesn't think
> himself as the server for "empty" so he tries to relay the mail. I don't
> know how to set this in exim (I use postfix), but you should also check
> /etc/mailname and /etc/aliases.

/etc/mailname had been different.  I've updated it to match my old
configuration ("localhost.localdomain"), but still no luck.  At least
now things are labelled "user@localhost.localdomain", rather than

Michael A. Marsh

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