[techtalk] Exim problem

Nicole Zimmerman colby at wsu.edu
Sun Jan 14 16:00:49 EST 2001

Ahh, Exim.

Do you have anything set in /etc/exim.conf's 
(about 20% through the file)

To allow my server to relay mail for my local domain, I have this set as:
host_accept_relay = localhost :

I had the same problem you did, and to be honest I'm not sure if this was
the fix for the entire problem. Exim is a strange beast. ;o)


At 15:58 on Jan 14, Kath combined all the right letters to say:

> I have a Debian 2.2 system that acts as a ipmasq server and a web/mail
> server.  I just reinstalled Debian, and now I can receive email sent
> from my ISP's account to kath at kathweb.net but I cannot send email from
> kath at kathweb.net to anywhere else.
> I specifically get this error from Outlook:
> The message could not be sent because one of the recipients was
> rejected by the server. The rejected e-mail address was
> 'ranger at optonline.net'. Subject 'More testing', Account:
> 'www.kathweb.net', Server: 'www.kathweb.net', Protocol: SMTP, Server
> Response: '550 relaying to <ranger at optonline.net> prohibited by
> administrator', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 550, Error
> Number: 0x800CCC79
> Any ideas?  I don't even know where to begin looking in the logs.
> - Kath

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