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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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 ...
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Postfix, SMTP Server, PHPMailer

I have an PHP Forum (vanilla forums) and for its registration emails I installed Postfix. Now As I figured it out, vanilla forums uses PHPMailer for email sending procedure. Now my questions are: ...
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Cannot configure Postfix to receive mail

I try to configure Postfix on CentOs 6. I can send mails from the server just fine, but cannot receive. The Delivery Status Notification that I get is: The error that the other server returned was: ...
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How to identify faked mail origin?

Today while setting up a mail server using postfix, I practiced to use sender_canonical_maps option, and noticed that it can change outgoing mail "sender" to appear like someone else. When Gmail ...
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Mail queue keep growing

My server keeps running short on inodes due the mail queue getting crazy. First, I assumed I had postfix not configured properly, so I switched it off. But, it happened again, last time I did it I had ...
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How can I configure postfix to send mail from my domain?

I currently have a VPS set up with postfix and dovecot, running on a mail server located at mail.noelforte.com. The setup works fine for receiving mail, as whenever mail is sent to @noelforte.com, the ...
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Why access file is being ignored by Postfix?

I have installed Postfix, I can send mails between local users as expected, but I would try to limit the access of a particular user to the server. I edited the /etc/postfix/access file in this way: ...
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Why I can't send mail to remote mailbox?

I have installed Postfix on my CentOS machine. I can nicely send mails to local accounts with mutt, but when I try to send one to a remote mail like myactualmail@gmail.com, I cannot understand why I ...
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bind9 problem with mail server address

I had installed postfix but since I didn't needed it anymore I removed it. So now the dns is broken and every time I type localhost:8080 in my address bar the browser redirects me to ...
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Postfix mail how to debug transmission to mail handling agent

I have a postfix server running on Ubuntu (and Debian previously). The server is configured to read users and groups from an OpenLDAP server and delivers mail first the spam filter and then to a ...
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Postfix not responding to telnet

I am doing a Postfix installation on CentOS 6.5 I can't get # telnet localhost 25 to do more than this: Trying ::1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. EHLO ^] telnet> quit ...
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Mail delivery problems

Once upon a time there was a server. Lets call it zzz.com, running Ubuntu LTS 10. Then, domain owner decided to create his corporate mail via Google Apps, and created account username@zzz.com. ...
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Configure Postfix to Relay and Login From External Machine

I hope someone can offer me some assistance with this, its driving me bonkers. There maybe a hole in my understanding on how this should work, so be gentle with me. I have a Crunchbang Debian LAMP ...
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Mail server broken my LAMP installation

I was installing mail server, postfix/sendmail I suppose. Then I had no need to use it anymore so I removed it. But now when I type localhost in my browser it redirects me to https://mail.example.com. ...
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Where do uncaught local emails go?

Suppose I run - mail goldfish There is no such account on the system and no such aliases defined, where would the mail go? How do I see a list of such mails?
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Mail Server Setup, MX Records, and Hostnames?

I'm a bit confused how mail servers work, and the process of setting them up. Say I have an domain called example.com, and I have an A record for it. I'll be using postfix/dovecot for this setup along ...
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Sending mail to an external server?

I'm currently experimenting with working with Outlook.com for an email server, and have MX records set up to point there and the like. How can I configure systems like postfix to use external servers ...
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Problem compiling postfix 2.9 on Archlinux

I decided to do a mail server on Linux (postfix, Dovecot, etc.). Therefore, I decided to begin with compiling postfix 2.9 on Archlinux. I need support for SSL, SASL and PCRE so I'm compiling like ...
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postfix: different file name format for Maildir messages

I am using postfix with maildir format. The filenames of messages stored in maildir look something like this: 1386021659.27745_1.alpha:2,S I understand the first part is epoch time, not sure about ...
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Linking the `mail` and `sendmail` commands to Dovecot and Postfix

I have recently set up my mail server with Debian 7.2 (Wheezy), Dovecot, and Postfix, as described in this guide. This is all working fine, and I have installed and configured Roundcube and ...
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Postfix Masquarade Name *and* Email address

At the moment, I have a RHEL6 monitoring server that sends out emails with postfix. Originally it was sending them out as user@host.localhost. I've used the mapping file /etc/postfix/generic to get ...
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Sending emails from AutoMySQLBackup from Linux Mint

I have set AutoMySQLBackup on a Linux Mint machine and I want to have the backups sent to an email, but I cannot make it work. I'm new to Linux environment and don't understand it very much. I ...
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Local mail delivery not working

We are using RHEL 6.1 server. We need to send a mail from server to local domain (tcs.com). we are using mail command for this purpose. [bsoauser@hsluabsoa ~]$ echo "hi" | mail -s "test" ...
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postfix archive specific emails

I would like to know if its possible to archive specific emails based on the /Subject:/ for example if I receive an email with "Website Support" it will archive it in "Support".. is this possible?