exim4 configuration with SMTP: daemon abandoned

culter asked:

I’m trying to configure exim4 to send emails on Debian9.

I have a SMTP server 192.168.202.22 which listens on port 25. (tested with telnet)

I’m able to send email with telnet connecting to this SMTP server.

I need to send message with PHP script which I found here w3schools php7 email send

I think the problem will be in exim4 configuration. I tried to configure it according to this tutorial, but it’s still not working.

I have this message in paniclog:

2019-07-31 14:51:51 socket bind() to port 25 for address 192.168.202.22 failed: Cannot assign requested address: daemon abandoned

Thank you

My answer:


You can’t start exim again when it is already running. You must first stop exim, then you can start it again.


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