Postfix is Wietse Venema's mail server that started life at IBM research as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program.

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Why doesn't Postfix reject a specific client's connection attempts?

My SMTP server is being probed. It looks like a brute force attach on SASL, where they're going through a password dictionary. Having seen thousands of these lines in the log files Sep 18 14:09:52 ...
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.forward file username and folder separator

I found (I'm learning how e-mail works) a .forward file in a user home folder; emails should be forwarded to mailboxes of other users. Email addresses are written in user+folder addressing notation, ...
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Altermime and SELINUX

I've setup an application called altermime (http://www.pldaniels.com/altermime/) for postfix (SMTP server) which alters emails midstream. I'm injecting a "X-ListUnsubscribe" header into every email ...
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Postfix favors non virtual to virtual host

I have a linux user thomas and 2 domain names domain1.com and domain2.com. I have followed steps to have two virtual mail boxes /var/mail/vhosts/domain[12].com/ When I test and send an email to ...
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Postfix unable to send mail from mydomain only

My domain DNS is served by the domain registrar. I am able to send mail successfully from any address with postfix but not from mydomain.com From this machine - I only want to be able to send mail. ...
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Postfix configuration? problem

I try to configure mail server on my VPS. I try this tutorial but unfortunately I cant run it. My configuration files are exact the same I only replaced mydomain.com with my own domain. Also when I ...
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Allowing outgoing emails that will be delivered to localhost only

I operate a Linux system where I give out free Linux shell accounts to people for educational purposes. Unfortunately, while doing so it's expected to meet abusive users who will keep sending spam ...
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Postfix vs Google SMTP servers inconsistency

I wanted to host my own mail server and in order to do so I've installed Postfix 2.7.0 and Dovecot 1.2.9 on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I had fun reading the docs and configuring all these great tools, I am ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 - Mail server missing dovecot-lmtp even though it is installed

So I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 from 12.04 the other day. Easy upgrade process. Everything worked fine except for my mail server stopped receiving mail. The logs show the mail arrives and is ...
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virtualbox mail server postfix+dovecot

I'm setting up a mail server(ubuntu14.4 serverX64) for development/testing purposes (using virtualBox bridged-mode) and I just finished this tutorial and everything seams to work. Now I'm not able ...
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How do I install postfix with MariaDB 10.1? …Or mailserver…?

I'm using CentOS 7 x64. Log: There isn't mariadb-libs for 10.1, not that I'm aware of. There is MariaDB-compat which as I found out seems to provide the same functionality and I have it installed, but ...
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Postfix is sending and receiving mail locally, but not to external mailbox

I have a CentOS box running my Apache website and Postfix, but whenever I try PHP's mail() function to my @aevidi email, it sends to my local mailbox in ~/mail, but is not visible in Zoho's webmail. ...
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How to receive emails on CentOS 5 server?

I've installed postfix with this nice tutorial http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/postfix and postfix and dovecot are up and running. I set up user maildir as tutorial suggested. Now I can check my ...
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sending emails with heirloom, even when Postfix is not running locally

Normally, I can send email from commandline, such as echo hello | mail -s "subject" user@example.com I have noticed that even when Postfix is not running on my machine, I can still "send" emails. ...
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accessing Maildir locally with Mutt and remotely over IMAP simultaneously

I have Postfix + Maildir + Dovecot + IMAP on my mailserver. I am accessing my mailbox remotely over IMAP with one or more clients (Thunderbird). Additionally, on the server I have mutt configured for ...
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Multiple instances of Postfix throwing error fatal: unknown service: smtp/tcp

I am trying to configure multiple postfix-2.12 instances on FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE following the README. postmulti -e init postmulti -I postfix-out -G mta -e create ... This all works I can start and ...
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Mail filtering with procmail in a postfix/dovecot system with virtual users

I had a postfix/dovecot system with mail users working. After unsuccessfully following a few tutorials online to enable procmail, now I have an unusable system. What I want is to enable procmail ...
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multiple clients accessing one email account over IMAP

I am using Postfix + Dovecot + IMAP + Maildir and I am accessing my server from two different machines (desktop and Laptop), i.e. two clients (Thunderbird). The are sometimes running simultaneously, ...
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Postfix: disable authentication through port 25

When using Postfix and IMAP on a mailserver, at least 3 ports are usually opened 25 smtp : incoming emails from anybody (whole internet) 465 smtps : outgoing emails from authorized users (to the ...
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Postfix error: not yet authorized to deliver mail

I am running a private postfix server for my domain mydomain.com, on server 111.111.111.111 (IP and domain sanitized for privacy reasons) I have sent an email to info@example.com which is on server ...
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Mails from my server goes directly to spam

I am running an ubuntu server with plesk panel, Mails sent from this server goes directly to spam folder. All records seems perfect like spf, DKIM, Domain key, PTR etc.. I'm really stuck with this. I ...
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change smtps port in Postfix

Is it possible in Postfix to specify a non-standard port for smtps? Normally, smtps listens on standard port 465. Standard port is good for publicly used server. But if a server is only intended for ...
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Dovecot ignores settings for mailboxes

I have set up Dovecot on my Postfix mailserver. My mailserver is using Maildir format: home_mailbox = Mail/inbox/ A user's Mail directory looks like this: $HOME/Mail/inbox $HOME/Mail/drafts ...
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How to force email into queue?

I'm writing an application for Linux, and it needs to interact with the mail queue. Is there any way to force a message to be deferred?
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firewall and SElinux disabled for postfix for configuration troubleshooting

Why would you disable your firewall and SElinux for postfix and not re enable after configuration? Also why would I have no conf file in SElinux folder only these restorecond.conf ...
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How to make postfix create maildir?

How do you make postfix create maildir folders automatically for all users? I have these two lines in postfix main.cf, which supposed do create maildir folder after the first mail but it is not ...
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How can I determine the cause of CF card corruption?

I installed qnx in my CF card and made it bootable and it was working well. However, yesterday it stopped working while my system was running. Checking the filesystem revealed that it was corrupted. ...
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Impossible to send mail to microsoft (hotmail, live …)

I cannot send mail to hotmail with my postfix server. I can send and receive mail from gmail and others, but not hotmail. I made an "Authentication Report" on auth-results@verifier.port25.com: ...
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postfix expand ldap group AND afterwards resolve alias

We have a postfix server which has the user config stored in a openldap directory. Recently we also implemented ldap groups which are expanded by postfix. This works fine, unless the group expands to ...
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Exchange NDR Hybrid Setup

NDR changed within hybrid messaging solution . Hybrid of Exchange Server + open sources base Mail Server (using postfix , Cyrus IMAP , etc) unable to view "Email id Or Users ID" in Bounced ...
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Postfix email bounced (mail for domain loops back to myself)

I have problem when i send a mail to example@orbialia.es for example2@orbialia.es My emails has bounced for this error: status=bounced (mail for orbialia.es loops back to myself) May 9 09:33:58 ...
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can't receive mails to thunderbird via postfix local server

A small introduction. I have a SMTP server ( Haraka - http://haraka.github.io/ ) on port 25 and a local postfix server on port 9267. I intercepts mails in Haraka and then I send them to my postfix ...
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Postfix does not respond after “Mail From”

I have a VPS with Linux on it, and Plesk. The /proc/version file has (Red Hat 4.4.6-4) in it. The mailer is Postfix, but it isn't working, if I telnet in to port 25: I Get the banner I do HELO I ...
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Whitelist virtual_alias_maps

I have one mailbox in postfix and several aliases to it. Is it possible to create whitelists for specific alias in order to allow only the addresses from the list to send messages. For example: ...
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Manually interacting with postfix mail queue

I need to manually be able to interact (check, remove, etc) with the postfix mail queue (through scripts and what-not). I know that this generally is a bad idea; so how can I interact with the queue ...
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Deliver emails outside network, from a server behind router DNS and port forwarding

I've been trying to configure webserver to deliver emails outside the local network. Server is connected directly to the router and relay on its DNS service, and one of that online service for resolve ...
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simple script for monitoring a mailserver

I would like to use a simple bash script (python would be second best) to monitor regularly (hourly) if my mailserver is online and operating. I know that there are dedicated solutions for this task ...
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Postfix Relay Multiple Domains with Multiple Origins

I currently have Postfix relaying multiple hosted customer solutions which all works as expected. There are no local accounts and it is used solely as a relay server. In the config I have the ...
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Thunderbird fails to connect to Dovecot and Postfix

I set up Dovecot and Postfix, but when I try to authenticate with Thunderbird, it gives this error: "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your email account." ==> /var/log/dovecot-info.log ...
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Postfix/devcot MailServer - not receiving emails

I'm new to linux and unix in general, I've worked with a shared hosting provider over the years where everything was setup for me, including email. I'm now trying to create my own mail server in my ...
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Postfix: restrict all external access but allow for only mynetworks

How can I restrict access for an internal domain but allow all access for me the administrator? All users should be blocked from communicating outbound and no external domain may contact them, but I ...
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My Postfix installation is sending out spam; how to stop it?

Since a few days, my web/mailserver (centos 6.4) is sending out spammails by the bunch, and only stopping the postfix service is putting an end to it. SMPT is set up to only accept connections over ...
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Block local (unix) users from sending mail

Is there a way to block a local/unix user (or a list of local users) from sending mails via mail command (or maybe even in postfix, which is the MTA I have).
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SMTP issues - unable to connect : CentOS 6.5, Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL

I'm trying to setup an email server on a CentOS system with Postfix, Dovecot and MySQL. I'm following this article for an Ubuntu system: ...
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How do postfix and mailx interact with mbox locking?

If postfix is setup as the MTA using its virtual transport to deliver mail to a local mbox file (and handling delivery of outgoing messages), and mailx is the MUA, being used on that same computer for ...
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Create a Filter for Postfix on Virtual Mails

This is what I am trying to do: I have a server using Postfix on a Ubuntu precise 64bits and I have a table list of emails in /etc/postfix/virtual, like this: artz@mydomain.com artz@gmail.com ...
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Disabling sentbox in postfix over Squirrelmail

I have installed POSTFIX over Squirrelmail on CentOS Linux... The services I have ran are: service httpd service ssl service mysql service postfix service saslauthd service dovecot But I want to ...
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How to install postfix for sending mails to admin only?

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 13.10 on Digital Ocean. I'd like to install postfix on the server, but I want it to be able to send e-mails only to my e-mail address whenever a system message wants to be ...
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How to get list of members subscribed to a list - Mailman

I have an Ubuntu server with Postfix and the Mailman list manager. My server stopped working, so I need to find a way to list the emails registered on the list of the Mailman. Note: I was able to ...
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Routing an Email from my server

I am a C# programmer and doing an internship as a programmer, where i have to work with linux, which I've never done before. I have installed and configured postfix successfully on a Linux server ...