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3New Features in Exim
6This file contains descriptions of new features that have been added to Exim,
7but have not yet made it into the main manual (which is most conveniently
8updated when there is a relatively large batch of changes). The doc/ChangeLog
9file contains a listing of all changes, including bug fixes.
12Version 4.44
15 1. There is a new build-time option called CONFIGURE_GROUP which works like
16 CONFIGURE_OWNER. It specifies one additional group that is permitted for
17 the runtime configuration file when the group write permission is set.
19 2. The "control=submission" facility has a new option /retain_sender. This
20 has the effect of setting local_sender_retain true and local_from_check
21 false for the incoming message in which it is encountered.
23 3. $recipients is now available in the predata ACL (oversight).
25 4. The value of address_data from a sender verification is now available in
26 $sender_address_data in subsequent conditions in the ACL statement. Note:
27 this is just like $address_data. The value does not persist after the end
28 of the current ACL statement. If you want to preserve it, you can use one
29 of the ACL variables.
31 5. The redirect router has two new options: forbid_sieve_filter and
32 forbid_exim_filter. When filtering is enabled by allow_filter, these
33 options control which type(s) of filtering are permitted. By default, both
34 Exim and Sieve filters are allowed.
36 6. A new option for callouts makes it possible to set a different (usually
37 smaller) timeout for making the SMTP connection. The keyword is "connect".
38 For example:
40 verify = sender/callout=5s,connect=1s
42 If not specified, it defaults to the general timeout value.
44 7. The new variables $sender_verify_failure and $recipient_verify_failure
45 contain information about exactly what failed. In an ACL, after one of
46 these failures, the relevant variable contains one of the following words:
48 qualify the address was unqualified (no domain), and the message
49 was neither local nor came from an exempted host;
51 route routing failed;
53 mail routing succeeded, and a callout was attempted; rejection
54 occurred at or before the MAIL command (that is, on initial
55 connection, HELO, or MAIL);
57 recipient the RCPT command in a callout was rejected;
59 postmaster the postmaster check in a callout was rejected.
61 The main use of these variables is expected to be to distinguish between
62 rejections of MAIL and rejections of RCPT.
64 8. The command line option -dd behaves exactly like -d except when used on a
65 command that starts a daemon process. In that case, debugging is turned off
66 for the subprocesses that the daemon creates. Thus, it is useful for
67 monitoring the behaviour of the daemon without creating as much output as
68 full debugging.
70 9. $host_address is now set to the target address during the checking of
71 ignore_target_hosts.
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75Version 4.43
78 1. There is a new Boolean global option called mua_wrapper, defaulting false.
79 This causes Exim to run an a restricted mode, in order to provide a very
80 specific service.
82 Background: On a personal computer, it is a common requirement for all
83 email to be sent to a smarthost. There are plenty of MUAs that can be
84 configured to operate that way, for all the popular operating systems.
85 However, there are MUAs for Unix-like systems that cannot be so configured:
86 they submit messages using the command line interface of
87 /usr/sbin/sendmail. In addition, utility programs such as cron submit
88 messages this way.
90 Requirement: The requirement is for something that can provide the
91 /usr/sbin/sendmail interface and deliver messages to a smarthost, but not
92 provide any queueing or retrying facilities. Furthermore, the delivery to
93 the smarthost should be synchronous, so that if it fails, the sending MUA
94 is immediately informed. In other words, we want something that in effect
95 converts a command-line MUA into a TCP/SMTP MUA.
97 Solutions: There are a number of applications (for example, ssmtp) that do
98 this job. However, people have found them to be lacking in various ways.
99 For instance, some sites want to allow aliasing and forwarding before
100 sending to the smarthost.
102 Using Exim: Exim already had the necessary infrastructure for doing this
103 job. Just a few tweaks were needed to make it behave as required, though it
104 is somewhat of an overkill to use a fully-featured MTA for this purpose.
106 Setting mua_wrapper=true causes Exim to run in a special mode where it
107 assumes that it is being used to "wrap" a command-line MUA in the manner
108 just described.
110 If you set mua_wrapper=true, you also need to provide a compatible router
111 and transport configuration. Typically there will be just one router and
112 one transport, sending everything to a smarthost.
114 When run in MUA wrapping mode, the behaviour of Exim changes in the
115 following ways:
117 (a) A daemon cannot be run, nor will Exim accept incoming messages from
118 inetd. In other words, the only way to submit messages is via the
119 command line.
121 (b) Each message is synchonously delivered as soon as it is received (-odi
122 is assumed). All queueing options (queue_only, queue_smtp_domains,
123 control=queue, control=freeze in an ACL etc.) are quietly ignored. The
124 Exim reception process does not finish until the delivery attempt is
125 complete. If the delivery was successful, a zero return code is given.
127 (c) Address redirection is permitted, but the final routing for all
128 addresses must be to the same remote transport, and to the same list of
129 hosts. Furthermore, the return_address must be the same for all
130 recipients, as must any added or deleted header lines. In other words,
131 it must be possible to deliver the message in a single SMTP
132 transaction, however many recipients there are.
134 (d) If the conditions in (c) are not met, or if routing any address results
135 in a failure or defer status, or if Exim is unable to deliver all the
136 recipients successfully to one of the hosts immediately, delivery of
137 the entire message fails.
139 (e) Because no queueing is allowed, all failures are treated as permanent;
140 there is no distinction between 4xx and 5xx SMTP response codes from
141 the smarthost. Furthermore, because only a single yes/no response can
142 be given to the caller, it is not possible to deliver to some
143 recipients and not others. If there is an error (temporary or
144 permanent) for any recipient, all are failed.
146 (f) If more than one host is listed, Exim will try another host after a
147 connection failure or a timeout, in the normal way. However, if this
148 kind of failure happens for all the hosts, the delivery fails.
150 (g) When delivery fails, an error message is written to the standard error
151 stream (as well as to Exim's log), and Exim exits to the caller with a
152 return code value 1. The message is expunged from Exim's spool files.
153 No bounce messages are ever generated.
155 (h) No retry data is maintained, and any retry rules are ignored.
157 (i) A number of Exim options are overridden: deliver_drop_privilege is
158 forced true, max_rcpt in the smtp transport is forced to "unlimited",
159 remote_max_parallel is forced to one, and fallback hosts are ignored.
161 The overall effect is that Exim makes a single synchronous attempt to
162 deliver the message, failing if there is any kind of problem. Because no
163 local deliveries are done and no daemon can be run, Exim does not need root
164 privilege. It should be possible to run it setuid=exim instead of
165 setuid=root. See section 48.3 in the 4.40 manual for a general discussion
166 about the advantages and disadvantages of running without root privilege.
168 2. There have been problems with DNS servers when SRV records are looked up.
169 Some mis-behaving servers return a DNS error or timeout when a non-existent
170 SRV record is sought. Similar problems have in the past been reported for
171 MX records. The global dns_again_means_nonexist option can help with this
172 problem, but it is heavy-handed because it is a global option. There are
173 now two new options for the dnslookup router. They are called
174 srv_fail_domains and mx_fail_domains. In each case, the value is a domain
175 list. If an attempt to look up an SRV or MX record results in a DNS failure
176 or "try again" response, and the domain matches the relevant list, Exim
177 behaves as if the DNS had responded "no such record". In the case of an SRV
178 lookup, this means that the router proceeds to look for MX records; in the
179 case of an MX lookup, it proceeds to look for A or AAAA records, unless the
180 domain matches mx_domains.
182 3. The following functions are now available in the local_scan() API:
184 (a) void header_remove(int occurrence, uschar *name)
186 This function removes header lines. If "occurrence" is zero or negative,
187 all occurrences of the header are removed. If occurrence is greater
188 than zero, that particular instance of the header is removed. If no
189 header(s) can be found that match the specification, the function does
190 nothing.
192 (b) BOOL header_testname(header_line *hdr, uschar *name, int length,
193 BOOL notdel)
195 This function tests whether the given header has the given name. It
196 is not just a string comparison, because whitespace is permitted
197 between the name and the colon. If the "notdel" argument is TRUE, a
198 FALSE return is forced for all "deleted" headers; otherwise they are
199 not treated specially. For example:
201 if (header_testname(h, US"X-Spam", 6, TRUE)) ...
203 (c) void header_add_at_position(BOOL after, uschar *name, BOOL topnot,
204 int type, char *format, ...)
206 This function adds a new header line at a specified point in the header
207 chain. If "name" is NULL, the new header is added at the end of the
208 chain if "after" is TRUE, or at the start if "after" is FALSE. If
209 "name" is not NULL, the headers are searched for the first non-deleted
210 header that matches the name. If one is found, the new header is added
211 before it if "after" is FALSE. If "after" is true, the new header is
212 added after the found header and any adjacent subsequent ones with the
213 same name (even if marked "deleted"). If no matching non-deleted header
214 is found, the "topnot" option controls where the header is added. If it
215 is TRUE, addition is at the top; otherwise at the bottom. Thus, to add
216 a header after all the Received: headers, or at the top if there are no
217 Received: headers, you could use
219 header_add_at_position(TRUE, US"Received", TRUE, ' ', "X-xxx: ...");
221 Normally, there is always at least one non-deleted Received: header,
222 but there may not be if received_header_text expands to an empty
223 string.
225 (d) BOOL receive_remove_recipient(uschar *recipient)
227 This is a convenience function to remove a named recipient from the
228 list of recipients. It returns TRUE if a recipient was removed, and
229 FALSE if no matching recipient could be found. The argument must be a
230 complete email address.
232 4. When an ACL "warn" statement adds one or more header lines to a message,
233 they are added at the end of the existing header lines by default. It is
234 now possible to specify that any particular header line should be added
235 right at the start (before all the Received: lines) or immediately after
236 the first block of Received: lines in the message. This is done by
237 specifying :at_start: or :after_received: (or, for completeness, :at_end:)
238 before the text of the header line. (Header text cannot start with a colon,
239 as there has to be a header name first.) For example:
241 warn message = :after_received:X-My-Header: something or other...
243 If more than one header is supplied in a single warn statement, each one is
244 treated independently and can therefore be placed differently. If you add
245 more than one line at the start, or after the Received: block, they will
246 end up in reverse order.
248 Warning: This facility currently applies only to header lines that are
249 added in an ACL. It does NOT work for header lines that are added in a
250 system filter or in a router or transport.
252 5. There is now a new error code that can be used in retry rules. Its name is
253 "rcpt_4xx", and there are three forms. A literal "rcpt_4xx" matches any 4xx
254 error received for an outgoing SMTP RCPT command; alternatively, either the
255 first or both of the x's can be given as digits, for example: "rcpt_45x" or
256 "rcpt_436". If you want (say) to recognize 452 errors given to RCPT
257 commands by a particular host, and have only a one-hour retry for them, you
258 can set up a retry rule of this form:
260 the.host.name rcpt_452 F,1h,10m
262 Naturally, this rule must come before any others that would match.
264 These new errors apply to both outgoing SMTP (the smtp transport) and
265 outgoing LMTP (either the lmtp transport, or the smtp transport in LMTP
266 mode). Note, however, that they apply only to responses to RCPT commands.
268 6. The "postmaster" option of the callout feature of address verification has
269 been extended to make it possible to use a non-empty MAIL FROM address when
270 checking a postmaster address. The new suboption is called "postmaster_
271 mailfrom", and you use it like this:
273 require verify = sender/callout=postmaster_mailfrom=abc@x.y.z
275 Providing this suboption causes the postmaster check to be done using the
276 given address. The original "postmaster" option is equivalent to
278 require verify = sender/callout=postmaster_mailfrom=
280 If both suboptions are present, the rightmost one overrides.
282 Important notes:
284 (1) If you use a non-empty sender address for postmaster checking, there is
285 the likelihood that the remote host will itself initiate a callout
286 check back to your host to check that address. As this is a "normal"
287 callout check, the sender will most probably be empty, thus avoiding
288 possible callout loops. However, to be on the safe side it would be
289 best to set up your own ACLs so that they do not do sender verification
290 checks when the recipient is the address you use for postmaster callout
291 checking.
293 (2) The caching arrangements for postmaster checking do NOT take account of
294 the sender address. It is assumed that either the empty address, or a
295 fixed non-empty address will be used. All that Exim remembers is that
296 the postmaster check for the domain succeeded or failed.
298 7. When verifying addresses in header lines using the verify=header_sender
299 option, Exim behaves by default as if the addresses are envelope sender
300 addresses from a message. Callout verification therefore tests to see
301 whether a bounce message could be delivered, by using an empty address in
302 the MAIL FROM command. However, it is arguable that these addresses might
303 never be used as envelope senders, and could therefore justifiably reject
304 bounce messages (empty senders). There is now an additional callout option
305 for verify=header_sender that allows you to specify what address to use in
306 the MAIL FROM command. You use it as in this example:
308 require verify = header_sender/callout=mailfrom=abcd@x.y.z
310 Important notes:
312 (1) As in the case of postmaster_mailfrom (see above), you should think
313 about possible loops.
315 (2) In this case, as in the case of recipient callouts with non-empty
316 senders (the use_sender option), caching is done on the basis of a
317 recipient/sender pair.
319 8. If you build Exim with USE_READLINE=yes in Local/Makefile, it will try to
320 load libreadline dynamically whenever the -be (test expansion) option is
321 used without command line arguments. If successful, it will then use
322 readline() for reading the test data. A line history is supported. By the
323 time Exim does this, it is running as the calling user, so this should not
324 cause any security problems. Security is the reason why this is NOT
325 supported for -bt or -bv, when Exim is running as root or exim,
326 respectively. Note that this option adds to the size of the Exim binary,
327 because the dynamic loading library is not otherwise included. On my
328 desktop it adds about 2.5K. You may need to add -ldl to EXTRA_LIBS when you
329 set USE_READLINE=yes.
331 9. Added ${str2b64:<string>} to the expansion operators. This operator
332 converts an arbitrary string into one that is base64 encoded.
33410. A new authenticator, called cyrus_sasl, has been added. This requires
335 the presence of the Cyrus SASL library; it authenticates by calling this
336 library, which supports a number of authentication mechanisms, including
337 PLAIN and LOGIN, but also several others that Exim does not support
338 directly. The code for this authenticator was provided by Matthew
339 Byng-Maddick of A L Digital Ltd (http://www.aldigital.co.uk). Here follows
340 draft documentation:
344 The cyrus_sasl authenticator provides server support for the Cyrus library
345 Implementation of the RFC 2222 "Simple Authentication and Security Layer".
346 It provides a gatewaying mechanism directly to the Cyrus interface, so if
347 your Cyrus library can do, for example, CRAM-MD5, then so can the
348 cyrus_sasl authenticator. By default it uses the public name of the driver
349 to determine which mechanism to support.
351 Where access to some kind of secret file is required, for example in GSSAPI
352 or CRAM-MD5, it is worth noting that the authenticator runs as the exim
353 user, and that the Cyrus SASL library has no way of escalating privileges
354 by default. You may also find you need to set environment variables,
355 depending on the driver you are using.
357 xx.1 Using cyrus_sasl as a server
359 The cyrus_sasl authenticator has four private options. It puts the username
360 (on a successful authentication) into $1.
362 server_hostname Type: string* Default: $primary_hostname
364 This option selects the hostname that is used when communicating with
365 the library. It is up to the underlying SASL plug-in what it does with
366 this data.
368 server_mech Type: string Default: public_name
370 This option selects the authentication mechanism this driver should
371 use. It allows you to use a different underlying mechanism from the
372 advertised name. For example:
374 sasl:
375 driver = cyrus_sasl
376 public_name = X-ANYTHING
377 server_mech = CRAM-MD5
378 server_set_id = $1
380 server_realm Type: string Default: unset
382 This is the SASL realm that the server is claiming to be in.
384 server_service Type: string Default: "smtp"
386 This is the SASL service that the server claims to implement.
388 For straigthforward cases, you do not need to set any of the
389 authenticator's private options. All you need to do is to specify an
390 appropriate mechanism as the public name. Thus, if you have a SASL library
391 that supports CRAM-MD5 and PLAIN, you might have two authenticators as
392 follows:
394 sasl_cram_md5:
395 driver = cyrus_sasl
396 public_name = CRAM-MD5
397 server_set_id = $1
399 sasl_plain:
400 driver = cyrus_sasl
401 public_name = PLAIN
402 server_set_id = $1
40411. There is a new global option called tls_on_connect_ports. Its value must be
405 a list of port numbers; the most common use is expected to be
407 tls_on_connect_ports = 465
409 Setting this option has the same effect as -tls-on-connect on the command
410 line, but only for the specified ports. It applies to all connections, both
411 via the daemon and via inetd. You still need to specify all the ports for
412 the daemon (using daemon_smtp_ports or local_interfaces or the -X command
413 line option) because this option does not add an extra port -- rather, it
414 specifies different behaviour on a port that is defined elsewhere. The
415 -tls-on-connect command line option overrides tls_on_connect_ports, and
416 forces tls-on-connect for all ports.
41812. There is a new ACL that is run when a DATA command is received, before the
419 data itself is received. The ACL is defined by acl_smtp_predata. (Compare
420 acl_smtp_data, which is run after the data has been received.)
421 This new ACL allows a negative response to be given to the DATA command
422 itself. Header lines added by MAIL or RCPT ACLs are not visible at this
423 time, but any that are defined here are visible when the acl_smtp_data ACL
424 is run.
42613. The "control=submission" ACL modifier has an option "/domain=xxx" which
427 specifies the domain to be used when creating From: or Sender: lines using
428 the authenticated id as a local part. If the option is supplied with an
429 empty domain, that is, just "/domain=", Exim assumes that the authenticated
430 id is a complete email address, and it uses it as is when creating From:
431 or Sender: lines.
43314. It is now possible to make retry rules that apply only when the failing
434 message has a specific sender. In particular, this can be used to define
435 retry rules that apply only to bounce messages. The syntax is to add a new
436 third item to a retry rule, of the form "senders=<address list>". The retry
437 timings themselves then become the fourth item. For example:
439 * * senders=: F,1h,30m
441 would match all bounce messages. If the address list contains white space,
442 it must be enclosed in quotes. For example:
444 a.domain timeout senders="x@b.dom : y@c.dom" G,8h,10m,1.5
446 When testing retry rules using -brt, you can supply a sender using the -f
447 command line option, like this:
449 exim -f "" -brt user@dom.ain
451 If you do not set -f with -brt, a retry rule that contains a senders list
452 will never be matched.
45415. Two new control modifiers have been added to ACLs: "control = enforce_sync"
455 and "control = no_enforce_sync". This makes it possible to be selective
456 about when SMTP synchronization is enforced. The global option
457 smtp_enforce_sync now specifies the default state of the switch. These
458 controls can appear in any ACL, but the most obvious place to put them is
459 in the ACL defined by acl_smtp_connect, which is run at the start of an
460 incoming SMTP connection, before the first synchronization check.
46216. Another two new control modifiers are "control = caseful_local_part" and
463 "control = caselower_local_part". These are permitted only in the ACL
464 specified by acl_smtp_rcpt (i.e. during RCPT processing). By default, the
465 contents of $local_part are lower cased before ACL processing.
466 After "control = caseful_local_part", any uppercase letters in the original
467 local part are restored in $local_part for the rest of the ACL, or until
468 "control = caselower_local_part" is encountered. However, this applies only
469 to local part handling that takes place directly in the ACL (for example,
470 as a key in lookups). If a "verify = recipient" test is obeyed, the
471 case-related handling of the local part during the verification is
472 controlled by the router configuration (see the caseful_local_part generic
473 router option).
475 This facility could be used, for example, to add a spam score to local
476 parts containing upper case letters. For example, using $acl_m4 to
477 accumulate the spam score:
479 warn control = caseful_local_part
480 set acl_m4 = ${eval:\
481 $acl_m4 + \
482 ${if match{$local_part}{[A-Z]}{1}{0}}\
483 }
484 control = caselower_local_part
486 Notice that we put back the lower cased version afterwards, assuming that
487 is what is wanted for subsequent tests.
48917. The option hosts_connection_nolog is provided so that certain hosts can be
490 excepted from logging when the +smtp_connection log selector is set. For
491 example, you might want not to log SMTP connections from local processes,
492 or from, or from your local LAN. The option is a host list with
493 an unset default. Because it is consulted in the main loop of the daemon,
494 you should strive to restrict its value to a short inline list of IP
495 addresses and networks. To disable logging SMTP connections from local
496 processes, you must create a host list with an empty item. For example:
498 hosts_connection_nolog = :
500 If the +smtp_connection log selector is not set, this option has no effect.
50218. There is now an acl called acl_smtp_quit, which is run for the QUIT
503 command. The outcome of the ACL does not affect the response code to QUIT,
504 which is always 221. Thus, the ACL does not in fact control any access.
505 For this reason, the only verbs that are permitted are "accept" and "warn".
507 The ACL can be used for tasks such as custom logging at the end of an SMTP
508 session. For example, you can use ACL variables in other ACLs to count
509 messages, recipients, etc., and log the totals at QUIT time using one or
510 more "logwrite" modifiers on a "warn" command.
512 You do not need to have a final "accept", but if you do, you can use a
513 "message" modifier to specify custom text that is sent as part of the 221
514 response.
516 This ACL is run only for a "normal" QUIT. For certain kinds of disastrous
517 failure (for example, failure to open a log file, or when Exim is bombing
518 out because it has detected an unrecoverable error), all SMTP commands
519 from the client are given temporary error responses until QUIT is received
520 or the connection is closed. In these special cases, the ACL is not run.
52219. The appendfile transport has two new options, mailbox_size and mailbox_
523 filecount. If either these options are set, it is expanded, and the result
524 is taken as the current size of the mailbox or the number of files in the
525 mailbox, respectively. This makes it possible to use some external means of
526 maintaining the data about the size of a mailbox for enforcing quota
527 limits. The result of expanding these option values must be a decimal
528 number, optionally followed by "K" or "M".
53020. It seems that there are broken clients in use that cannot handle multiline
531 SMTP responses. Can't people who implement these braindead programs read?
532 RFC 821 mentions multiline responses, and it is over 20 years old. They
533 must handle multiline responses for EHLO, or do they still use HELO?
534 Anyway, here is YAWFAB (yet another workaround for asinine brokenness).
535 There's a new ACL switch that can be set by
537 control = no_multiline_responses
539 If this is set, it suppresses multiline SMTP responses from ACL rejections.
540 One way of doing this would have been just to put out these responses as
541 one long line. However, RFC 2821 specifies a maximum of 512 bytes per
542 response ("use multiline responses for more" it says), and some of the
543 responses might get close to that. So I have implemented this by doing two
544 very easy things:
546 (1) Extra information that is normally output as part of a rejection
547 caused by sender verification failure is omitted. Only the final line
548 (typically "sender verification failed") is now sent.
550 (2) If a "message" modifier supplies a multiline response, only the first
551 line is output.
553 The setting of the switch can, of course, be made conditional on the
554 calling host.
55621. There is now support for the libradius library that comes with FreeBSD.
557 This is an alternative to the radiusclient library that Exim already
558 supports. To use the FreeBSD library, you need to set
562 in Local/Makefile, in addition to RADIUS_CONFIGURE_FILE, and you probably
563 also need -libradius in EXTRALIBS.
566Version 4.42
569 1. The "personal" filter test is brought up-to-date with recommendations from
570 the Sieve specification: (a) The list of non-personal From: addresses now
571 includes "listserv", "majordomo", and "*-request"; (b) If the message
572 contains any header line starting with "List=-" it is treated as
573 non-personal.
575 2. The Sieve functionality has been extended to support the "copy" and
576 "vacation" extensions, and comparison tests.
578 3. There is now an overall timeout for performing a callout verification. It
579 defaults to 4 times the callout timeout, which applies to individual SMTP
580 commands during the callout. The overall timeout applies when there is more
581 than one host that can be tried. The timeout is checked before trying the
582 next host. This prevents very long delays if there are a large number of
583 hosts and all are timing out (e.g. when the network connections are timing
584 out). The value of the overall timeout can be changed by specifying an
585 additional sub-option for "callout", called "maxwait". For example:
587 verify = sender/callout=5s,maxwait=20s
589 4. Changes to the "personal" filter test:
591 (1) The list of non-personal local parts in From: addresses has been
592 extended to include "listserv", "majordomo", "*-request", and "owner-*",
593 taken from the Sieve specification recommendations.
595 (2) If the message contains any header line starting with "List-" it is
596 treated as non-personal.
598 (3) The test for "circular" in the Subject: header line has been removed
599 because it now seems ill-conceived.
601 5. The autoreply transport has a new option called never_mail. This is an
602 address list. If any run of the transport creates a message with a
603 recipient that matches any item in the list, that recipient is quietly
604 discarded. If all recipients are discarded, no message is created.
607Version 4.40
610The documentation is up-to-date for the 4.40 release. What follows here is a
611brief list of the new features that have been added since 4.30.
613 1. log_incoming_interface affects more log lines.
615 2. New ACL modifier "control = submission".
617 3. CONFIGURE_OWNER can be set at build time to define an alternative owner for
618 the configuration file, in addition to root and exim.
620 4. Added expansion variables $body_zerocount, $recipient_data, and
621 $sender_data.
623 5. The time of last modification of the "new" subdirectory is now used as the
624 "mailbox time last read" when there is a quota error for a maildir
625 delivery.
627 6. The special item "+ignore_unknown" may now appear in host lists.
629 7. The special domain-matching patterns @mx_any, @mx_primary, and
630 @mx_secondary can now be followed by "/ignore=<ip list>".
632 8. New expansion conditions: match_domain, match_address, match_local_part,
633 lt, lti, le, lei, gt, gti, ge, and new expansion operators time_interval,
634 eval10, and base62d.
636 9. New lookup type called "iplsearch".
63810. New log selectors ident_timeout, tls_certificate_verified, queue_time,
639 deliver_time, outgoing_port, return_path_on_delivery.
64111. New global options smtp_active_hostname and tls_require_ciphers.
64312. Exinext has -C and -D options.
64513. "domainlist_cache" forces caching of an apparently variable list.
64714. For compatibility with Sendmail, the command line option -prval:sval
648 is equivalent to -oMr rval -oMs sval.
65015. New callout options use_sender and use_postmaster for use when verifying
651 recipients.
65316. John Jetmore's "exipick" utility has been added to the distribution.
65517. The TLS code now supports CRLs.
65718. The dnslookup router and the dnsdb lookup type now support the use of SRV
658 records.
66019. The redirect router has a new option called qualify_domain.
66220. exigrep's output now also includes lines that are not related to any
663 particular message, but which do match the pattern.
66521. New global option write_rejectlog. If it is set false, Exim no longer
666 writes anything to the reject log.