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profxavier
hi, I am attempting to use exim4, in Ubuntu, to send emails because a cron has run
but I want to send the emails to an external email address, @gmail/@yahoo/@hotmail
if I wanted to do this, i was told, ISP could possibly block a port, not allowing this to happen ?
CunningPike
profxavier: Sounds like overkill
Just use sendmail with a smarthost
profxavier
ok, so install sendmail, in Ubuntu
and what is a smarthost ? a configuration ? installation ?
how can I send an email to my user@localhost ?
i want to test this
CunningPike
profxavier: http://tinyurl.com/2ublg3y
profxavier
I got this error, 'Mailing to remote domains not supported', could that be caused as I am sending to an @yahoo address and my ISP is blocking ?
f00bar80
what's meant by : |/usr/local/cpanel/bin/autorespond reciepient@emaildomain.com /home/detailin/.autorespond (reciepient@emaildomain.com) <reciepient@emaildomain.com> F=<sender@emaildomain.com> P=<sender@emaildomain.com> R=virtual_aliases_nostar T=virtual_address_pipe: return message generated , i know messages bounce but this shows any reason ?
any comment ?
petemc
i would guess it means the script returned a non zero response
f00bar80
petemc, which means ??
petemc, script's error
petemc
yes
exim expects a script to return zero to indicate success, anything else is failure
         

f00bar80
petemc, but isn't this an autoresponder script ?, this email address doesn't have any autoresponders
petemc, also i want to mention that the message is always delivered to the reciepient
petemc, hey any comment ?
local
<petemc> /* */
f00bar80
:(
petemc
f00bar80: it would seem from that log snippet it did get to an autoresponder
donspaulding
We use Exim's "dc_relay_nets" field on an Ubuntu server to limit relay access to machines on our network. We've traditionally only used IP addresses, but now we're wondering if we can put DNS hostnames in that field to allow access to multiple or changing IPs.
henk
you can. i don't think i would do it.
donspaulding
henk: any reason why?
just extra lookups per send?
henk
donspaulding: yeah, but what kind of lookup is it?
ah, rather, no.
the question remains :)
donspaulding
henk: not sure what you mean? DNS?
it's got a caching DNS server on the LAN
henk
donspaulding: yes, dns. which way? what will be queried for?
i'm not at all asking about the speed, rather security...
donspaulding
well, I assume it would lookup the A record for all the hostnames I put in dc_relay_nets and then just do a regular IP-based comparison with the clients IP.
henk
hm, sorry, i'll have to pass...
i don't understand how that works in exim, at least atm...
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