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NAME

       exim_checkaccess - Check address acceptance from given IP

SYNOPSIS

       exim_checkaccess IP-address email@address [more Exim options]

DESCRIPTION

       Exims  -bh command line argument allows you to run a fake SMTP session
       with debugging output, in order to check what Exim is doing when it  is
       applying policy controls to incoming SMTP mail.  However, not everybody
       is sufficiently familiar with the SMTP protocol to be able to make full
       use  of  -bh,  and sometimes you just want to answer the question “Does
       this address have access?” without bothering with any further  details.

       The  exim_checkaccess utility is a ‘packaged’ version of -bh.  It takes
       two arguments, an IP address and an email address:

         exim_checkaccess 10.9.8.7 A.User@a.domain.example

       The utility runs a call to Exim with the -bh option,  to  test  whether
       the given email address would be accepted in a RCPT command in a TCP/IP
       connection from the host with the given IP address.  The output of  the
       utility  is either the word ‘accepted’, or the SMTP error response, for
       example:

         Rejected:
           550 Relay not permitted

       When running this test, the utility uses “<>” as  the  envelope  sender
       address  for  the  MAIL  command,  but you can change this by providing
       additional options.  These are passed directly  to  the  Exim  command.
       For  example,  to  specify  that  the test is to be run with the sender
       address “himself@there.example” you can use:

         exim_checkaccess 10.9.8.7 A.User@a.domain.example \
                          -f himself@there.example

       Note that these additional Exim command line items must be given  after
       the two mandatory arguments.

SEE ALSO

       exim(8), /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/

AUTHOR

       This manual page was stitched together from spec.txt by Andreas Metzler
       <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system  (but
       may be used by others).

                                March 26, 2003             EXIM_CHECKACCESS(8)