SendXMPP mail forward on Debian Jessie
To have a more comfortable way of receiving messages by my servers, I wanted all my root E-Mails to be forwarded to my mobile via XMPP. I only have a limited exim4 on my machine running, configured for local mail delivery only.
So what is the solution
First install sendxmpp with
apt-get install sendxmpp, then create the config file as
/etc/sendxmpp.conf and insert XMPP credentials:
Set the right permissions
chmod 600 /etc/sendxmpp.conf and owner
chown Debian-exim:Debian-exim /etc/sendxmpp.conf
Then create a script to call sendxmpp
/usr/sbin/mail2xmpp. It might be that you could put this completely into the alias, however I decided to use the script.
Exchange your receiving ID.
-t enables the TLS connection for sending the message.
Make the script executable
chmod 755 /usr/sbin/mail2xmpp and create the alias for the user, which E-Mails you want to forward in
To activate pipe forwarding we have to create
After that run
service exim4 restart for config to take effect.
Now you should be able to test if it works, by simply sending a local test E-Mail to user
Thank you for this blog post as it was very useful to me. I also set it up with slight changes and wrote it down in german on my blog: https://blog.mdosch.de/2017/09/11/system-mails-von-linux-ueber-xmpp-empfangen/