The Exim SMTP Mail Server: Official Guide for Release 4

The Exim SMTP Mail Server: Official Guide for Release 4

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By (author) Philip Hazel

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  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge
  • Format: Paperback | 622 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 229mm x 36mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0954452976
  • ISBN 13: 9780954452971
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: screenshots and diagrams; black and white
  • Sales rank: 233,619

Product description

E-mail is the most widely used application on the Internet. Exim is rapidly becoming one of the most widely used mail servers, handling mail for tens of millions of users daily. Exim is free software. It's easy to configure. It's scalable, running on single-user desktop systems as well as on ISP servers handling millions of users. (It's the default server on many Linux systems, and it's available for countless versions of UNIX. You can run it on Windows using Cygwin.)Exim is fast, flexible, and reliable. It is designed not to lose messages even if your server machine crashes. It can be used as a secure Internet-facing front-end to other, proprietary, mail systems used internally in your organization. Exim supports lookups from LDAP servers, SQL databases, and other data sources, letting you automate maintenance and configuration. It can work in conjunction with other tools for virus-checking and spam-blocking, to reject unwanted e-mails before they even enter your site. This book will help you deploy Exim as your SMTP e-mail server throughout your organization, and to configure, tune, and secure your Exim systems.

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Philip Hazel has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, but has spent the last 30 years writing general-purpose software for the Computing Service at the University of Cambridge in England. Since moving from an IBM mainframe to Unix in the early 1990s, Philip has become more and more involved with email. He started developing Exim in 1995 and PCRE (the regular expression library) in 1997. Since then, most of his working time has been spent maintaining and extending Exim.

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"so well written I learn new things every time I open it""The book exceeds my expectations.""an excellent book that is very well written""well presented and easy to follow""If there's even a whiff of a chance of you having to come into contact with Exim or its runtime configuration, then I can do nothing else but strongly recommend this book. The detail's there in spades, it reads very well, and is a fine complement to the reference manual." "the book is simply amazing. I find the format/style/whatever 100 times better than [other documentation]. Wish I had this thing a month ago."

Table of contents

1. Introduction2. How Internet mail works3. Exim overview4. Exim operations overview5. Extending the delivery configuration6. Generic options that apply to all routers7. The routers8. Generic options that apply to all transports9. The transports 10. Message filtering11. Exim processes12. Delivery errors and retrying13. Encryption, authentication, and other SMTP processing14. Message reception15. Access control lists16. Address verification17. Scanning incoming messages18. Address and header processing19. File and database lookups20. String expansion21. Domain, host, and address lists22. Miscellany23. CommandA--line interface to Exim24. Administering Exim25. Building and installing Exim