Outgoing email with exim, was Re: Strange LAN IP Address.
- Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 17:42:15 -0500
- From: David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Outgoing email with exim, was Re: Strange LAN IP Address.
On Tue 03 Jul 2018 at 08:52:22 (-0700), Mike McClain wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 03:17:27PM -0400, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> > When I ran ifconfig on the Linux platform it showed the unet
> > connection to be 18.104.22.168!!????? The LAN modem employs DCHP
> > set with allowed IP range as 192.168.1.64 through 192.168.1.253,
> > which was set by the T&T installer when we switched to a fiber optic
> > network.
> > Further examination of the modem settings showed IP Passthrough
> > status as on (Public IP Address), which was, in fact the IP.
> ATT tech support demonstrated to me that they can change the
> settings remotely.
> If they can so can some one else.
> > I spent 40 minutes, on hold for 28 of those minutes, with an AT&T
> > UVVerse technical (????) person without hearing any reasons why the
> > IP was what it was.
> When I signed up with ATT Uverse I accumulated hours on the phone
> trying to get email out through their server. I gave up and used my
> dialup account.
> Their tech support -- isn't. Many of those people didn't grow up
> with computers and have no idea what goes on under the hood. Even when
> you get someone in Dallas rather than Manila answers and understanding
> can be lacking.
> Should anyone reading this know hjow to get exim4 to connect to
> outbound.att.net I'd love to hear about it.
Curt got the wiki, and my googling landed on
It looks as though these are more up to date than the wiki.
In the first, I assume that the table rows are labelled wrongly,
but it seems to show SMTP on smtp.mail.att.net ports 465 or 587
as well as the hostname you gave. I would also try port 587 on
both hostnames: it won't be the first to give the wrong one.
The second shows how to get a suitable password for your userID.
(I would use this approach merely because I don't know anything
Anyway, what doesn't work for you and what response do you get