MailScanner + Exim3 -> Exim4....or something else?

Dan Harris dannyh at
Tue Jun 21 09:51:12 IST 2005

James Gray scribbled on 19 June 2005 22:53:

> I have a Debian + Exim3 based MailScanner box and it's been powering
> away for years with no problems at all.  However, since upgrading to
> Sarge, it was noted by the Exim maintainers that Exim3 is no longer
> maintained upstream and they strongly recommend switching to Exim4. 
> OK - so I upgraded some other boxes to Exim4 just get a feel for any
> configuration changes....oh dear. Seems Debian has split a nice,
> single, flat config file into an entire directory tree of config
> files.  Gah. 
> <snip>
> Thoughts, opinions, flames?

Take a look at /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.gz, which explains
how to choose between the monolithic and directory methods of creating
exim4.conf. It also explains the pros and cons of each approach, and gives
some hints on upgrading. Staying with Exim4 is likely to give you fewer
headaches in the future, as it is the default Debian MTA.

Best Regards,

Dan Harris.

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