Exim authentication under FreeBSD

Lena at lena.kiev.ua Lena at lena.kiev.ua
Thu Jan 25 14:15:04 UTC 2018

> From: Frank Leonhardt <frank2 at fjl.co.uk>
> How do people do outgoing SMTP user-account authentication using Exim?
> I'm talking about traditional user accounts (/etc/passwd) here, not 
> glorious LDAP or SQL database virtual users. If you've not come across 
> this little problem-ette, Exim does not ever run as root and therefore 
> can't check /etc/master.passwd like sendmail/saslauthd can.

I run a POP3 server (port mail/popa3d) on the same machine
and use obsolete removed port security/pam_pop3 with Exim's
server_condition = ${if pam{
and /etc/pam.d/exim :

auth required /usr/local/lib/pam_pop3.so hostname=localhost info pwprompt=Password: timeout=5
account required pam_permit.so

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