Need Help with Exim Configuration

captainEO

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Hello, I'm trying to configure Exim to send email from multiple IP addresses.

This page - Changing the Sending IP for Outbound Email in Exim - details how to complete that process, but I'm having difficulty following the guide.

It's divided into 2 major steps:
1- Configuring Exim from WHM
2- Creating and Editing the Appropriate Files

I got past step 1 very easily, but now I'm stuck on step 2. I've spent a pretty long time trying to figure this out.

I have no idea where to find the /etc/mailhelo or /etc/mailips files. I don't know if those options are in WHM, or if I have to go to the regular cPanel. And I don't know how to create the files themselves.

It talks about using the command line and text editors, but I don't know how they fit into all of it.

Can somebody please help me? It would be greatly appreciated.
 
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triantech

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Hello captainEO,

You will have to login to your server via SSH and create those two files.

* Login to your server as root using any SSH client such as Putty
* Create the file /etc/mailips using the command ( vi /etc/mailips )
* The newly created file will open up and you can enter the specified contents there. ( Press 'i' to insert text when you get the file opened )
* Save and close the file by pressing Esc followed by ":wq" and press enter.
* Same can be done for /etc/mailhelo
 

captainEO

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Hello captainEO,

You will have to login to your server via SSH and create those two files.

* Login to your server as root using any SSH client such as Putty
* Create the file /etc/mailips using the command ( vi /etc/mailips )
* The newly created file will open up and you can enter the specified contents there. ( Press 'i' to insert text when you get the file opened )
* Save and close the file by pressing Esc followed by ":wq" and press enter.
* Same can be done for /etc/mailhelo
THANK YOU so much! I followed your instructions, and now I've finally got it working.

I really appreciate it.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

I am happy to see you were able to add the entries. Thank you for updating us with the outcome.