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The Exim FAQ

The Exim FAQ

This is the FAQ for the Exim Mail Transfer Agent. Many thanks to the many people who provided the original information. This file would be amazingly cluttered if I tried to list them all. Suggestions for corrections, improvements, and additions are always welcome.

This version of the FAQ applies to Exim 4.00 and later releases. It has been extensively revised, and material that was relevant only to earlier releases has been removed. As this caused some whole sections to disappear, I've taken the opportunity to re-arrange the sections and renumber everything except the configuration samples.

References of the form Cnnn, Fnnn, Lnnn, and Snnn are to the sample configuration, filter, local_scan(), and “useful script” files. These are hyperlinked from the HTML version of this FAQ. They can also be found in the separately distributed directory called config.samples. The primary location is

ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/config.samples.tar.gz ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/email/exim/exim4/config.samples.tar.bz2

There are brief descriptions of these files at the end of this document.

Philip Hazel
Last update: 31-March-2004


Index

A Keyword-in-context index to the questions is available. This is usually the quickest way to find information in the FAQ.

Contents

The FAQ is divided into the following sections:

      0. General debugging         15. UUCP
      1. Building and installing         16. Modifying message bodies
      2. Routing in general         17. Encryption (TLS/SSL)
      3. Routing to remote hosts         20. Millennium
      4. Routing for local delivery         50. Miscellaneous
      5. Filtering         91. Mac OS X
      6. Delivery         92. Freebsd
      7. Policy controls         93. HP-UX
      8. Rewriting addresses         94. BSDI
      9. Headers         95. IRIX
      10. Performance         96. Linux
      11. Majordomo         97. Sun systems
      12. Fetchmail         98. Configuration cookbook
      13. Perl         99. List of sample configurations
      14. Dial-up and ISDN



List of questions

0. GENERAL DEBUGGING
1. BUILDING AND INSTALLING
2. ROUTING IN GENERAL
3. ROUTING TO REMOTE HOSTS
4. ROUTING FOR LOCAL DELIVERY
5. FILTERING
6. DELIVERY
7. POLICY CONTROLS
8. REWRITING ADDRESSES
9. HEADERS
10. PERFORMANCE
11. MAJORDOMO
12. FETCHMAIL
13. PERL
14. DIAL-UP AND ISDN
15. UUCP
16. MODIFYING MESSAGE BODIES
17. ENCRYPTION (TLS/SSL)
20. MILLENNIUM
50. MISCELLANEOUS
91. MAC OS X
92. FREEBSD
93. HP-UX
94. BSDI
95. IRIX
96. LINUX
97. SUN SYSTEMS
98. CONFIGURATION COOKBOOK
99. LIST OF SAMPLE CONFIGURATIONS

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