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The primary source distribution is from the main exim.org site. See ftp://ftp.exim.org/pub/exim/ for the source packages, which are always accompanied by detached GPG Signatures.
There are a number of EximMirrorSites which also carry source packages. Please ensure that the packages are signed and are for the current version.
Once you've downloaded the source code, see InstallingExim for help on building and installing Exim.
There are Git repositories.
From 2017-12-20, the latest version of Exim is 4.90.
The popular exiscan-acl patch code has been incorporated into Exim from version 4.50 onwards. The distributors' patch for dynamically loadable lookups has been incorporated into Exim from version 4.74 onwards.
Binary packages are all built by third parties, and not the EximDevelopers. Packaging issues should be reported to the packagers. In general binary packages include the exiscan extensions, however the build configuration is a decision made by the packager.
Red Hat / Fedora Linux Distributions
For Fedora, exim packages are distributed as follows:
- Fedora Core 3 (now EOL): as part of the base OS
- Fedora Core 4+: as part of the Fedora Extras repository, maintained by DavidWoodhouse
Earlier releases were also built for FC2 and old RHL releases.
For Red Hat Enterprise, Exim packages are distributed as follows:
- RHEL4: Exim 4.43 is available
In general, due to the similarities between Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise, the latest Exim packages from Fedora Extras can usually be rebuilt fairly easily (i.e. with minimal or no modifications) on modern versions of Red Hat Enterprise (i.e. RHEL3, RHEL4) and variants such as CentOS, White Box Enterprise Linux etc.
- Some older packages are also built for FC1 and several RHL varients by TimJackson - those RPMs can be found here but are not currently being maintained.
- The ATrpms RPM repository carries current Exim rpms for many Red Hat and Fedora distributions.
SuSE/Novell SUSE Distributions
Binary packages (unsupported by Novell/SuSE) can be found here_.
Debian GNU/Linux ships packages for Exim 4 (called exim4).
Information about the Exim 4 Package, including update hints, can be found in /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.html, or on the Web in http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/README/README.Debian.etch.html.
There is a dedicated mailing list for exim on Debian. You can subscribe via http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-exim4-users
Exim4 (version 4.84) is the default MTA for the current stable release of Debian GNU/Linux, Version 8.6, codenamed "jessie".
Backports of Exim4 for the stable release, jessie, are available.
To install the backported version, add the following line to your apt sources.list:
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main
You can read more information about installing backports.
Exim4 is the default MTA for Debian GNU/Linux, testing and unstable. Just apt the packages from the repository.
The very latest Release of Exim4 is freqently available from the experimental distribution.
Exim4 is in the FreeBSD ports tree:
# cd /usr/ports/mail/exim # make install clean
Just install with poldek -i exim
You can use urpmi to install it ( for mandrake 10.2 and higher ) urpmi exim
Documentation source packages are available from the same place as the source distributions. The main documentation is also available as browsable HTML on http://www.exim.org/