Handling Mail on Debian

Kenny Hitt kenny at hittsjunk.net
Mon Oct 4 12:34:14 UTC 2004

Hi.  Almost everything in your message is wrong.  First, you use
exim-config on Woody systems to reconfigure exim.  Starting with Sarge,
you use dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config to reconfigure exim.  I don't even
understand what you are saying in the rest of your reply.  You should
really check your info before you tell someone else how to do something.


On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 02:27:47PM +0200, Andor Demarteau wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, John J. Boyer wrote:
>  > hello,
> hi,
>  > I just installed Debian Sarge. During boot-up it tries to start exim but
>  > finds an error in the exim configuration file. Then it says exit. Does
>  > this mean that exim is not running? The error was about a malformed macro
>  > in line 4, which pointws to the exim configuration file directory in /etc.
> exim is generally started from within inetd.
> you may want to use eximconf to reeconfigure exim correctly.
>  > How is procmail used? Is it needed at all, like fetchmail on Redhat? I'll
>  > be using Mutt, since that came with Debian. How do I get it set up to send
>  > and receive mail? It doesn't seem to produce a .Muttrc file in the home
>  > directory.
> procmail is not comperable with fetchmail it's not needed as well.
> it's a mailfiter useable from within a .forward file in the users homedir.
> Mutt needs it's own configuration.
>  > Thanks,
>  > John
>  >
>  >
>  >
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