Exim Smarthost

If you use Exim 4 and you want to improve your email deliverability, choosing our turboSMTP Smart Host is a smart idea. Here’s how to set up a smart host for your Exim.

For EU customers: please replace pro.turbo-smtp.com with pro.eu.turbo-smtp.com

Exim Smart host Configuration

dc_eximconfig_configtype='smarthost'
dc_other_hostnames=''
dc_local_interfaces='127.0.0.1'
dc_readhost='your.server.name'
dc_relay_domains=''
dc_minimaldns='false'
dc_relay_nets=''
dc_smarthost='pro.turbo-smtp.com::587'
CFILEMODE='644'
dc_use_split_config='false'
dc_hide_mailname='true'
dc_mailname_in_oh='true'

You can find the previous configuration file at /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf. We use the file taken from Ubuntu Server 10.4 only as an example.

In /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.localmacros, enable the TLS:

MAIN_TLS_ENABLE = 1

In /etc/exim4/passwd.client put your user and password in order to allow Exim 4 to access to Turbo SMTP:

*:turboSMTPusername:turboSMTPpassword

Save and restart Exim:

$ /etc/init.d/exim4 restart

Exim Smart Host with CPanel

If you work with CPanel but want turboSMTP as a smart host to send your emails, please follow this path: Main > Service Configuration > Exim Configuration Editor > Advanced Editor. Paste the following code in the AUTH Box:

begin authenticators

turbosmtp_login:
  driver = plaintext
  public_name = LOGIN
  client_send = : YourturboSMTPUsername : YourturboSMTPPassword

Now, include a route in the Router Configuration Box and a transport in the Transport Configuration Box:

send_via_turbosmtp:
  driver = manualroute
  domains = ! +local_domains
  transport = pro.turbo-smtp
  route_list = "* pro.turbo-smtp.com::587 byname"
  host_find_failed = defer
  no_more
turbosmtp_smtp:
  driver = smtp
  hosts = pro.turbo-smtp.com
  hosts_require_auth = <; $host_address
  hosts_require_tls = <; $host_address

Save and restart Exim

$ /etc/init.d/exim4 restart

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