Issues related to setting up and using your mailserver and mail clients-How to create an email account that deletes incoming mail
Mail , The easiest way is to create a forwarder and send it to:
:blackhole: will accept the email, and not save it.
:fail: will have to send a fail message to the sender.
It has the same functionality as the catch-all account options.
If there you receive a “synchronization error” it would have likely mean that your smtp client/script is sending the data before exim has sent it is welcome message. This is used to prevent script spammers from spamming you, as their scripts do not’ usually wait for the welcome message.
Possible workaround for your exim.conf, top section:
smtp_enforce_sync = false
Setting up Outlook to send through SMTP on port 587
Many ISPs are now blocking port 25 outbound from end users to prevent spam from their network. A new standard is there to use port 587 and setup exim to listen on port 587.
To setup Outlook to do this:
1) Open Outlook.
2) Tools -> Accounts
3) go to the “Mail” tab.
4) select the account and click “Properties”.
5) Go to the “Advanced” Tab in the new window.
6) Set the “Outgoing mail (SMTP)” option to 587 from 25. Hit “Ok”.
Outlook should now use port 587 for sending mail.
You will need to make sure you have exim listening on port 587.
You can do this by Installing the latest “SpamBlocker Version 2” or by using the related guide below.
Setup vm-pop3d to run through xinetd
If the vm-pop3d daemon is not acting correctly and there you are not able to consistently make a connection to 110, you may want to try running it through xinetd.
1) turn of DA checking for the program:
2) turn off the boot script:
chkconfig vm-pop3d off
3) setup xinet.d
edit /etc/xinetd.d/pop3 and add:
# default: on
# description: pop3
log_on_success += DURATION USERID
log_on_failure += USERID
port = 110
socket_type = stream
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/vm-pop3d
server_args = -t 600
wait = no
nice = 10
4) restart xinetd:
/sbin/service vm-pop3d stop #(if its running)
/sbin/service xinetd restart
I’m getting the same message downloaded to outlook 2 or 3 times when I use “leave message on server”
This usually happens when you mix wu-imap and vm-pop3d in with the same inbox (ie: if you using squirrelmail, and outlook with pop).. and have also set the outlook to leave the message on the server.
wu-imap adds message headers to the emails when you want to view them, which changes the email headers.
Outlook relies on the headers being unchanged to indemnify if it is already seen that message.
Since wu-imap changes the headers, outlook thinks it is a new message and downloads it/shows it to you again as a seperate message.
With the “leave message on server” option for a pop in outlook, wu-imap is free to change the headers again if there you login to squirrelmail, so with pop/outlook, you will get yet another copy.
use the only pop (/webmail), OR only imap (/squirrelmail). Note: outlook does support imap instead of pop.
upgrade to dovecot, as it is one program that manages both pop and imap, and the issue does not affect it.
If you are already using exim and dovecot and are getting repeated emails, then the issue is more likely related to a segfaulting exim binary.