Exim authentication under FreeBSD

Frank Leonhardt freebsd-doc at fjl.co.uk
Thu Jan 25 14:32:31 UTC 2018

On 2018-01-25 14:14, Lena at lena.kiev.ua wrote:
>> 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

Thanks. This exact method is actually in the Exim documentation, but as 
you state, the port no longer exists.

Regards, Frank.

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