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EXIM compiled with mysql support

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kwimberl, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. kwimberl

    kwimberl Well-Known Member

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    I need to recompile exim with mysql support to utilize my implementation of greylisting. My concern is cpanel "upgrading" exim and messing up my whole config.

    So ...

    optimally, can we get mysql support compiled into the cpanel version of exim?

    or ...

    how can I prevent cpanel from upgrading exim?
     
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    kwimberl Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what I need and I have voted for it. :)
     
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    Thanks for voting. I gues votes do not make a difference at all. Perhaps an exact "how to" along with the bugs/enhancement requests is a sure shot wy of getting quicker response than votes.

    Anup
     
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    You can prevent exim from being updated by cPanel with the following:

    touch /etc/eximupdisable

    Do be very careful with greylisting, it's a very controversial method of stopping spammers and will almost definitely result in the loss of legitimate email.
     
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    I understand the controversy and the loss of legit mail is mostly due to inadequate whitelisting...
     
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    thx for the eximupdisable. guess I should have read the script. :)
     
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    It's not the whitelisting, it's the fact that your SMTP server is telling the sender that it cannot handle that email at the current time and rejecting the email for the sender to try again later. If the sending server doesn't queue the email the email will be lost for good. It also increases the load on the sending server and wastes its resources. To me it's almost as bad as challenge/response systems.
     
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    recompile exim with mysql support

    So what are the steps to recompile exim with mysql support?
     
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