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Help with exim! Outlook doing SMTP through a local exim sometimes hangs...
- From: "Chuck Ocheret" <ocheret at panix dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 22:22:44 -0500
- Subject: Help with exim! Outlook doing SMTP through a local exim sometimes hangs...
So I have exim working fantastically with various user agents. However,
I'm having an intermittent problem with Outlook where it hangs while
trying to send mail out through exim. I don't want to go off-topic by
talking about Outlook but I figure that enough people must use exim out
there that someone may have seen this before.
In Outlook I set up 'localhost' as an outgoing SMTP server. I turn on
secure password authentication and provide my username and password (I
found that if I didn't do authentication Outlook would timeout trying to
speak to exim). Sometimes outgoing mail works great. Other times it
times out (especially if there is more than one message waiting to be
Oh, and after one of these hangs, I get the following message in the
2003-02-17 21:48:23 unexpected disconnection while reading SMTP command
from (turbo) [127.0.0.1]
Any help would be appreciated. I'm not an exim/sendmail guru and am not
sure how to debug the situation.
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