Download it by following command:
apt-get install exim4 exim4-config
After it, run the following command:
You will see the ‘Package Configuration’ interface. Here, select the options as mentioned in the following:
- Choose -> mail sent by smarthost; received via SMTP or fetchmail
- Type System Mail Name: e.g. gmail.com
- Type IP Adresses to listen on for incoming SMTP connections: 127.0.0.1
- Leave Other destinations for which mail is accepted blank
- Leave Machines to relay mail for: blank
- Type Machine handling outgoing mail for this host (smarthost): smtp.gmail.com::587
- Choose NO, (don’t hide local mail name in outgoing mail).
- Chose NO, (don’t keep number of DNS-queries minimal (Dial-on-Demand)).
- Choose mbox
- Choose NO, (split configuration into small files).
- Mail for postmaster. Leaving blank will not cause any problems though it is not recommended
Open the file /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template
Find the line .ifdef DCconfig_smarthost DCconfig_satellite and add the following in that section
send_via_gmail: driver = manualroute domains = ! +local_domains transport = gmail_smtp route_list = * smtp.gmail.com
If you have any other smarthost defined with “domains = ! +local_domains” remove that smarthost.
Find begin authenticators. In that section add the following
gmail_login: driver = plaintext public_name = LOGIN client_send = : email@example.com : YourGmailPassword
Make sure you have no other authenticators with the same public_name (LOGIN). Comment out the whole section in the bottom starting with:
driver = plaintext
public_name = LOGIN
Find the comment transport/30_exim4-config_remote_smtp_smarthost. In that section add
gmail_smtp: driver = smtp port = 587 hosts_require_auth = $host_address hosts_require_tls = $host_address
Now,to test it follow the instructions:
Give a subject and press enter.
Type something and press enter.
Type a single . (dot) and press enter.
Press enter for a blank CC:
That’s it. 🙂