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Exim can't send email, telnet can!

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by npluis, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. npluis

    npluis Member

    Feb 21, 2007
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    I'm having a problem with Exim. Sending to one mail server fails:
    T=remote_smtp defer (-18): Remote host [xx.xx.xx.xx] closed connection in response to MAIL FROM:<> SIZE=4348

    All emails to that server fail with the same message, also when changing the from address (

    Now the strange part. I can send mails using telnet to that domain using that same email address as sender.

    I have rebuild the exim database already (twice):
    /usr/sbin/exim_tidydb -t 1d /var/spool/exim retry > /dev/null
    /usr/sbin/exim_tidydb -t 1d /var/spool/exim reject > /dev/null
    /usr/sbin/exim_tidydb -t 1d /var/spool/exim wait-remote_smtp > /dev/null
    /scripts/courierup -- force
    /scripts/eximup --force
    But that didn't help.

    Any idea what could be wrong?

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