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Re: exim4: fallback smart hosts

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 01:17:57PM +0200, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> hello,
> On 21/07/2009 lee wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:43:37AM +0200, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > > Is it possible to configure a fallback smart host in exim4?
> > 
> > Afair it is possible by specifying several smart hosts instead of
> > one. You need to look it up in info exim4 or in the PDF manual, but
> > afair exim will try hosts on a host list one after another.
> finally it was as simple as listing all smart hosts in a colon seperated
> list.

Yes, that is a hostlist. You can also make it so that outgoing mail is
routed via a particular smarthost depending on, for example, to which
domain the mail is sent.

> i do think that the configuration facilities have great advantages over
> plain conffile editing for unexperienced users. but they're not always
> an option for complicated setups.
> in my case the facility does exactly what I would like it to do: it
> takes the colon-seperated smarthost list and gives it as argument to the
> rout_list in the smarthost manualroute.

How did it solve the problem of authenticating with the smarthosts?
You're not using open relays, are you?

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