Install Exim on centOS

Exim is no longer available as a standard package, but as with most pieces of Linux software, it’s still only a few commands away. If you want to install Exim to use, or just to try, all you need do is:

Install the EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository:

wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
rpm -i epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm

Install the Exim package

yum install -y exim-mysql

Disable Postfix (the default MTA)

service postfix stop
chkconfig postfix off

Set Exim as the default MTA

alternatives --config mta

And finally start Exim

chkconfig exim on
service exim start

You should now be running Exim, and probably want to visit the official documentation site.

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