exim4, tls, debian
DavidSmith at byu.net
Mon Sep 5 12:46:48 MDT 2005
Corey Edwards wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 22:07 -0600, Dave Smith wrote:
>>I've got exim4 working on my Debian 3.1 Linode for my personal email
>>server. Now I want to add TLS so I can authenticate and send messages
>>securely. The exim4 setup was quite painless thus far, but I can't seem
>>to find out how to enable TLS. Suggestions?
> tls_advertise_hosts = *
> tls_on_connect_ports = 465
> tls_certificate = /etc/exim4/exim.crt
> tls_privatekey = /etc/exim4/exim.key
> The key and crt are your standard files created by openssl.
> If you're using the split config, put those in
Thanks for the tip. I had done this previously, but to no avail.
Here are the relevant portions of my config:
log_selector = +tls_cipher +tls_peerdn
tls_advertise_hosts = *
tls_certificate = /etc/exim/exim.crt
tls_privatekey = /etc/exim/exim.key
The private key and cert files are present (generated by
/usr/share/doc/exim4-base/examples/exim-gencert) and readable by the
Here's my symptom from the client. I've configured thunderbird to use my
mail server for SMTP, but to require TLS when sending. When I send an
email, Thunderbird is able to connect, but then spews a generic error
popup message about how the SMTP server may be down.
When I configure Thunderbird to NOT use TLS, all is well, but that sucks.
Any more ideas? How do I tell exim4 to enable verbose logging so I can
see what's really going on?
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