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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by svedo, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. svedo

    svedo Active Member

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    Hi,

    I've had a quick search for this but would just like to confirm it.

    /etc/secondarymx - Just want to confirm that if i put a domain name in there, and restart exim, that the server will accept and relay any email to this domain onto the primary mail server when it comes online?

    I am still running exim 3, so if anyone can confirm that this feature works for either version would be great.

    cheers,
    sc

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    My understanding is that you also need dns info with proper mx priorities for this to work

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    If you want to setup a host to relay through exim3 you must edit the exim.conf file (backup first)
    find host_accept_relay

    Replace with


    host_accept_relay = +allow_address : lsearch;/etc/relayhosts : lsearch;/etc/permrelayhosts : localhost

    Then create a file called "permrelayhosts" in your /etc/ dir and add the IP address.

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    I think infinityws is referring to relaying all mail for a HOST instead of a DOMAIN. By relaying for a domain, exim should accept all mail destined for *@domain.com, queue it, and retry delivering until the primary MX comes back online and can accept mail.

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