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Exim outgoing settings to use account IPs

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by ottdev, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. ottdev

    ottdev Well-Known Member

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    These 2 settings sound the same to me. Must be under the surface they are not quite the same. Can someone explain ? [i have already tried the docs first, still unclear to me]
    THANK YOU!

    Send mail from account’s dedicated IP address [?]
    Automatically send outgoing mail from the account’s IP address instead of the main IP address.

    Reference /etc/mailips for outgoing SMTP connections [?]
    Send outgoing mail from the IP address that matches the domain name in /etc/mailips
     
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    OK I think I got it now.
    There are 3 options?
    - use the server main IP address for everyone (default)
    - use each account's IP address as assigned in the WHM/as appear in DNS (ignore /etc/mailips)
    - look up specifically designated IP address for each account as custom set in /etc/mailips

    Is that correct?
    So what happens if you choose to use /etc/mailips but there is no entry for a specific account? Does it fall back on using the server main IP address for that account or fails to send ?
     
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    Domain names that are not configured in the /etc/mailhelo file utilize the primary IP address. The entry looks like this:

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    *: hostname.example.com
    You should only use this option if you plan to manually populate the /etc/mailips and /etc/mailhelo file.

    Thank you.
     
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