Release date: 
Monday, 30 January, 2012



Exim is a message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the Internet.

In style it is similar to Smail 3, but its facilities are more extensive, and in particular it has some defences against mail bombs and unsolicited junk mail, in the form of options for refusing messages from particular hosts, networks, or senders, unfortunately a practice become quite common in last years.

It is freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

exim-4.73-4.oc00 (30/01/2012)
Repository: Netlabs stable
exim-clamav-4.73-4.oc00 (30/01/2012)
Repository: Netlabs stable
This package contains configuration files which invoke a copy of the clamav daemon for use with Exim. It can be activated by adding (or uncommenting).
exim-greylist-4.73-4.oc00 (30/01/2012)
Repository: Netlabs stable

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. After the installation, review the configuration file. See below for download link(s).

Following links are to additional programs, not mandatory but useful:

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Exim v. 1.73 (24/1/1998, Philip Hazel) Readme/What's new
THE EXIM MAIL TRANSFER AGENT ---------------------------- Original Unix code base Copyright (c) 1997 University of Cambridge. Modifications for OS/2 Copyright (c) 1997 Arkane Systems Ltd. See the file NOTICE for conditions of use and distribution. There is a mailing list for Exim whose address is exim-users@exim.org; requests to be added should be sent to exim-users-request@exim.org. A closed mailing list for users of the OS/2 port exists at list-exim@arkane.demon.co.uk; requests to be added should be sent to request-exim@arkane.demon.co.uk. There is also a web site at http://www.exim.org. A web site specifically for the OS/2 port is under construction at http://www.arkane.demon.co.uk/exim/, but this is not yet ready at the time of writing. EXIM DISTRIBUTION ----------------- Unpacking the tar file should produce a single directory called exim, containing the following files and directories: NOTICE notice about conditions of use README this file configure.default an example configuration file exim.exe Exim itself exim_dbmbuild.exe \ exim_dumpdb.exe | exim_fixdb.exe | exim_tidydb.exe > various utilities and scripts Exigrep.pl | Eximstats.pl | Exiqsumm.pl / doc/ directory of documentation files exim-src/ directory of the source files for Exim itself util-src/ directory of the source files for the independent utilities Please see the documentation files for full instructions on how to install, and run Exim. Detailed installation information can be found in section 4 of the doc/spec.txt file. The OS/2 version of Exim does not support IPv6, NIS, or NIS+.
 www.os2site.com/sw/internet/mail/misc/exim.zip  local copy
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