I ran into two issues when setting up Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates on two of my servers - permission issues for Exim and the certbot cron job supplied by the package doesn’t handle the renew very well for nginx, exim or dovecot. Resolving Exim’s Permission Problems 1. Create a new group. I named it sslcerts. Add the exim user to that group. If you’re not using Debian, adjust the user in the command below.