I used to run a RedHat 8 server (that hadn't really been updated for three years due to the hassle of RPMS) with Sendmail and SMTPS.
I finally took the plunge and setup a new Gentoo server this past weekend. I was told to use Exim (or anything but sendmail). Everything is generally working except for SMTPS. This is a problem because I have many virtual hosts and friends that use my server as their mail server. I can't seem to find any HOWTO or other documentation on how to enable/configure this. Regular SMTP works, but it only works for my local LAN or I assume if I were to enable a bunch of RELAYs in some config file. SMTPS will avoid that insecurity, plus I travel a lot and need SMTPS for my XP notebook mail to work. I've mimic'd my firewall rules in shorewall configs, so I don't think that's the problem. Also SMTPS runs on port 25 AFAIK anyways. Here's what I have installed: daevid sites # emerge -Dav exim These are the packages that I would merge, in order: Calculating dependencies ...done! [ebuild R ] mail-mta/exim-4.43-r2 +X -dnsdb -exiscan -exiscan-acl +ipv6 -ldap -lmtp -mailwrapper -mbox +mysql -nis +pam +perl -postgres -sasl +ssl -syslog +tcpd 1,355 kB Total size of downloads: 1,355 kB Do I need SASL support? And also, why is +X in there? Does exim have an X frontend interface to configure it? -- email@example.com mailing list