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Nigel Metheringham edited this page Nov 25, 2012 · 1 revision

Exim 4.70 Release Notes

Exim release 4.70 is now available from the primary ftp site:

This release is a combination feature and bug fix release. The major new features are:-

  • Native DKIM support without an external library.
  • Experimental DCC support via dccifd (contributed by Wolfgang Breyha).

Other changes:-

  • PCRE is no longer included with the Exim distribution. You will need a separate PCRE library (and matching headers) to compile Exim. You will need to change your Local/Makefile to support this. Most modern systems have a packaged PCRE library, alternatively PCRE can be found at
  • Experimental Yahoo! Domainkeys support dropped in favor of native DKIM support.
  • The documentation has been updated and regenerated.

As usual, all changes are in the doc/ChangeLog file, which can also be seen at

The primary ftp server is in Cambridge, England. There is a list of mirrors in:

The master ftp server is now

The distribution files are signed with Nigel Metheringham's GPG key (address is [](, key id is DDC03262), which is available on the ftp site and on a number of keyservers. The ASCII signature files are in the same directory as the tarbundles. The SHA1 hashes for the distribution files are:

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The distribution contains an ASCII copy of the 4.70 manual and other documents. Other formats of the documentation are also available:

The .bz2 versions of these tarbundles are also available.

The ChangeLog for this, and several previous releases, is included in the distribution. Individual change log files are also available on the ftp site, the current one being:

Brief documentation for new features is available in the NewStuff file in the distribution. Individual NewStuff files are also available on the ftp site, the current one being: