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Subject: Re: Exim/Majordomo
From: Michael Arena <marena @ magnatechonline . com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 16:08:00 -0400
To: Richard Welty <rwelty @ suespammers . org>
Cc: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com
References: <001c01c347b3$6b1badc0$><><001c01c34a1d$0754a280$><> <><000b01c34a39$06eb96c0$><>

Ok, I made those changes to my config file, now when I run exim -bt it keeps replying with "Unroutable address" These lists
do not need to receive email from the outside, in fact I setup exim to
ignore all incoming mail for security reasons on the mail server. I want to
send mail to my list from inside the network and have it go out to all the
members I specify on my list. Would I even need a lists.aliases file in my
case? Can I test this internal configuration somehow?

Thanks for all your help,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Welty" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: Exim/Majordomo

> On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 14:52:07 -0400 Michael Arena
<> wrote:
> > Richard,
> > I tried using your tutorial but it got a bit confusing at points and I
> > don't
> > think I completed it correctly. I'm using Exim 4.01-1 on RH 7.2.
> you might want to upgrade that. there are numerous improvements in the
> current release 4.14, and 4.20 is in testing but not quite ready for prime
> time. i'm pretty sure that there are rpms for 4.14 around.
> > For instance, in the entry you said to put in the Router Configuration
> > section, what entry should I have for th "data =" line, should that be
> > the path to my lists.aliases file?
> sort of. it needs to be a specification for how to search the file, as
> as providing the path to the file, e.g.
>   data =
> this specifies that we are to use the local_part of the incoming address
> do a text search (lsearch) of a file in simple alias format. whatever is
> the right of the colon is returned as the data item. if you wanted to use
> berkeley db to do the searches (not unreasonable on a Very Large Mail
> Server), there is an alternative to lsearch that does that. you could even
> get them out of an SQL database like PostgreSQL or MySQL; exim supports
> that too (and LDAP, for that matter).
> text search or berkely db style is probably more than enough, though.
> > Also for the basic alias file entry you list, is that part of the
> > lists.aliases file?
> it should be part of whatever alias file you give a path to. exim imposes
> no restriction on number of alias files, i typically run from 1 to 3 per
> virtual domain (if majordomo is hosted on the domain, i have two for
> majordomo and one for non-majordomo aliases.)
> > How can I test all this out??
> exim -bt is your friend.
>    exim -bt
> will give you a basic test.
>    exim -bt -v
> will give you more detail. if it's not enough (usually it is), one of the
> -d options can give you enough debugging output to choke a small horse.
> cheers,
>   richard
> --
> Richard Welty
>                                 Averill Park
>           Unix, Linux, IP Network Engineering,

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