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exim26 ?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by krisdv, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. krisdv

    krisdv Well-Known Member

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    What does it stand for in service manager? Some server have it others don't, maybe linked to mbox or maildir usage?
     
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    26=Port26

    In short - some ISP's block port 25 - so that users cannot send email w/o using their servers.

    This is normally done to block spammers from running their own mail servers...

    Port 26 is another port being used for mail...

    If you go into the Service Manager in WHM - you can add that 2nd port - even define what port you want to use.

    Keep in mind - that port must be open in the firewall if you add it.


    Hope that helps
     
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    Thank for your prompt reply.

    If I enable "exim on another port" on port 587 do I have to enable exim26 too to make it run on port 587 or if I enable both does it mean it will run on port 25, 26 and 587 or just port 26 and 587 ? Hope you get what I mean :confused:
     
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    2 ports ...

    if you enable exim on another port - just put that port into the system under the service manager - ie 587

    My personal suggestion is - stick with the industry standards however - 26 should work.

    Make sure you open that port # - which ever port you decide to use in the firewall.

    2 ports only :) and it will always be port 25 and then port 26 or port 25 and port 587 or whatever you set that 2nd one to.

    Kind Regards,
    :cool:
     
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    Great!

    Maybe you can also tell me what's the difference in these settings then in the exim conif;

    - Verify the existence of email senders.
    - Use callouts to verify the existence of email senders

    I checked documentation but didn't find a lot in there.
     
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    mx vs. actual account ...

    This option will verify if the MX record of the sender is valid.


    This option will SMTP back to the sender server and asking sender server if the sender is a valid email address. It is a good idea but some servers doesn't response even if the sender is valid. In that case, email will be rejected. I have found this is a dangerous setting - as many mail providers are just not setup to work w/ this yet...

    We still use it - but have to watch how things go...

    Few suggestions

    visit www.configserver.com and grab the cmm and cmq installers -
     

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