Configure Mandrill on cPanel (Exim)
Configure Mandrill on cPanel is quite a simple task. It will help you to avoid the situation of detecting your email as spam in main email service providers like Hotmail/Livemail/Outlook. It is a big problem for bulk email senders.
If you are running an e-commerce website, you need to send newsletters. To solve this issue, we can use transactional email or bulk email service such as Mandrill with Exim on cPanel/WHM server. The following tutorial will help you to SMTP relay via Mandrill on Exim.
Login to WHM
WHM >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Manager >> Basic Editor
then go to: Mail >> Smarthost support and add the following.
Then go to:
WHM >> Service Configuration >> Exim Configuration Manager >> Advanced Editor
Search for “Section: AUTH“. Then add the following.
auth_login: driver = plaintext public_name = LOGIN hide client_send = : firstname.lastname@example.org : API-Key
Change email@example.com with your email and API-Key with Mandrill API Key.
Then search for “Section: PREROUTERS” & add the following code.
smart_route: driver = manualroute domains = ! +local_domains ignore_target_hosts = 127.0.0.0/8 transport = auth_relay route_list = * smtp.mandrillapp.com no_more
Then search for “Section: TRANSPORTSTART” & add the following code.
auth_relay: driver = smtp port = 587 hosts_require_auth = $host_address hosts_require_tls = $host_address
Save the configuration and send a test email. You can find something with *mandrill.com on the email header.
That’s it! Please let us know if you have any qustions.
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