Configure Mandrill on cPanel (Exim)

Configure Mandrill
Configure Mandrill

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.

driver = plaintext
public_name = LOGIN
hide client_send = : : API-Key

Change with your email and API-Key with Mandrill API Key.

Then search for “Section: PREROUTERS” & add the following code.

driver = manualroute
domains = ! +local_domains
ignore_target_hosts =
transport = auth_relay
route_list = *

Then search for “Section: TRANSPORTSTART” & add the following code.

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 * on the email header.

That’s it! Please let us know if you have any qustions.

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