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Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet. It was originally based on Smail3, and has a similar configuration style, but has developed a more flexible and extensive set of facilities. The developers warn that v. 4.00 has had many changes, including incompatible changes to the run time configuration file.


User FAQ available from; user manual available from in the following formats: txt, PostScript, PDF, Texinfo, HTML (HTML version is online; txt version is included in the distribution).

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey23 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Philip Hazel Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help E-mail
Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

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Weak prerequisite Perl 5; X Window library

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 June 2008.


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