Author: Frank Elsner Date: To: John Jetmore CC: exim-users, Todd Lyons Subject: Re: [exim] AUTH FAIL not fatal error?
On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:42:44 -0400 John Jetmore wrote:
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> If the response to authentication is a permanent error (5xx code),
> Exim carries on searching the list
> of authenticators and tries another one if possible. If all
> authentication attempts give permanent
> errors, or if there are no attempts because no mechanisms match (or
> option expansions force
> failure), what happens depends on whether the host matches
> hosts_require_auth or hosts_try_
The host is in hosts_require_auth.
> auth. In the first case, a temporary error is generated, and delivery
> is deferred. The error can be
> detected in the retry rules, and thereby turned into a permanent error
> if you wish. In the second
> case, Exim tries to deliver the message unauthenticated.
Now I understand. Thanks to both.
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