[CS-FSLUG] Exim and Greylisting

Timothy Butler tbutler at ofb.biz
Sat Jul 5 20:03:22 CDT 2008

I'm having trouble with greylisting and my exim server. It seems that  
exim becomes convinced that the servers that temporarily bounce back  
mail as part of the (in my opinion, troublesome) greylisting procedure  
are actually permanently unresolvable. With this in mind, it simply  
bounces back to the sender any mail that those on my server try to  
send to the greylisting server until I clear out exim's cache. If I  
clear its list, it will work again for a short time, and then start  
bouncing again (it seems that exim will take a certain number of  
failures from a given server before it refuses to attempt delivery).

Any suggestions on how to make exim live in a greylisting world a bit  
more successfully?


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