Exim - simple config

Hi everyone,

Can anyone point me a simple config for Exim on debian for incoming mail
The sendmail old pipes way of doing it worked find for me as I put all mail
to the same queue (but today i pop messages but want to deliver direct to
the rt server)

I want to do it with a split configuration but not being an Exim guru really
struggling to get a simple setup thats easily supportable

100% of the messages sent to this box should go into the general queue in RT
so i don’t need 95% of the config settings in Exim

I would like to get this working rather then change the MTA

If anyone has a working config that would be great - i’m running 8.8.8

Thanks

Dave

Can anyone point me a simple config for Exim on debian for incoming mail
The sendmail old pipes way of doing it worked find for me as I put all mail
to the same queue (but today i pop messages but want to deliver direct to
the rt server)

I want to do it with a split configuration but not being an Exim guru really
struggling to get a simple setup thats easily supportable

100% of the messages sent to this box should go into the general queue in RT
so i don’t need 95% of the config settings in Exim

I would like to get this working rather then change the MTA

Have you seen the example configs in the Debian package’s
README/NOTES.Debian? They generally should be good enough to drop
into separate files in the split configuration setup.

The trouble is that no one setup is the same as another, so it’s hard
to give a perfectly general configuration, which is why they are
examples rather than shipped config that can be enabled at the press
of a button. But any improvements to that documentation (or specific
questions based on it) welcomed.

Cheers,
Dominic.

Dominic Hargreaves, Systems Development and Support Team
Computing Services, University of Oxford

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100% of the messages sent to this box should go into the general queue
in RT so i don’t need 95% of the config settings in Exim

I’m not a Debian-ite… but I know Exim. You can reduce the Debian
config as far as possible to the most basic “reconfigure” option which
delivers to local users.

I would like to get this working rather then change the MTA

All you need is to put things in your alias file like so:

rt: “|/opt/rt3/bin/rt-mailgate --queue General --action correspond --url

…and that’s it.

Graeme

Hi - i looked through all the notes (using the packaged version of 8.8.8)
and i didn’t see anything specific on Exim - I will double check this again
as i probably just missed it…

Graeme - Thanks for the suggestion but Exim is not happy for me to do piped
settings in the alias file and (the Exim documentation specifically says not
to do this ) …

http://www.debian-administration.org/users/lee/weblog/7 is the best i’ve
come up with so far but its too complex for my needs - it does have mention
of a way of turning the piping back on - which i will try too…

DaveOn Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Dominic Hargreaves < dominic.hargreaves@oucs.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 04:02:12PM +0100, David Lane (IT Support) wrote:

Can anyone point me a simple config for Exim on debian for incoming mail
The sendmail old pipes way of doing it worked find for me as I put all
mail
to the same queue (but today i pop messages but want to deliver direct
to
the rt server)

I want to do it with a split configuration but not being an Exim guru
really
struggling to get a simple setup thats easily supportable

100% of the messages sent to this box should go into the general queue in
RT
so i don’t need 95% of the config settings in Exim

I would like to get this working rather then change the MTA

Have you seen the example configs in the Debian package’s
README/NOTES.Debian? They generally should be good enough to drop
into separate files in the split configuration setup.

The trouble is that no one setup is the same as another, so it’s hard
to give a perfectly general configuration, which is why they are
examples rather than shipped config that can be enabled at the press
of a button. But any improvements to that documentation (or specific
questions based on it) welcomed.

Cheers,
Dominic.

I’ve replied to David off-list with detail on this, but for
completeness… I’m one of the Exim maintainers.On 12/08/10 17:15, David Lane (IT Support) wrote:

Graeme - Thanks for the suggestion but Exim is not happy for me to do
piped settings in the alias file and (the Exim documentation
specifically says not to do this ) …

Before anyone thinks “oh, that’s bad” - the default configuration file
supplied with the Exim source code explicitly permits the use of pipes
in aliases, with corresponding detail on how to make them work properly.

How Exim is packaged depends greatly on the packager/distribution, and
can vary a great deal from the default. Consulting with your package,
packager or distro documentation or support channels can help a great deal.

Graeme