Exim MTA: How do I route or relaying via a smarthost?

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I never used exim. My faviorate MTA is postfix. But this time I needed to configure exim MTA (mail transfer agent used in Unix-like operating systems) to router all mails using a smarthost called mta3.somewhere.com

Open exim configuration file i.e. begin routers section and add or modify it as follows:

driver = manualroute
domains = *
transport = remote_smtp
route_data = “mta3.somewhere.com”

Restart exim to take effect.

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

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2 comment

  1. the domains should be domains = ! +local_domains otherwise mail for the local machine could be sent out to the smarthost then back.

  2. Dear friends,

    I am new with EXIM.
    Do you know how to configure EXIM to route mails to another SMTP address for specific domain destination?
    The primary EXIM domain is @abc.com,
    The EXIM should route all mails to host server01.abc.com that email destination’s domain with @server01.abc.com
    Do you know how to accomplish it with EXIM?
    note: the domain @server01.abc.com is not registered in DNS

    Thank you very much

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