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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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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setting up a relay port for postfix smtp on CentOS 7

A CentOS 7 server has postfix, dovecot, and mailx installed. I am able to make an IMAP connection to the server from my remote Thunderbird client running on my local devbox. But I am not able to ...
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postfix smtp connection timed out, why?

A CentOS 7 web server has postfix, dovecot, and mailx installed. I have been able to make an IMAP connection to the server in order to read inbox mail using a remote Thunderbird client, but I am not ...
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Test if postfix is running

I'm searching for a reliable way to test if postfix is running from inside a bash script. My first attempt was simply trying pidof postfix, which doesn't work. Then I tried to get the postfix ...
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postfix logs: SMTP sessions stopping after RCPT TO

I took a look at my postfix logs and I've noticed an odd occurrence lately: SMTP sessions that seem to end right after the RCPT TO, as such: postfix/smtpd[11333]: > unknown[XXX.XXX.238.86]: 220 ...
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DBmail / Postfix : Relay Acces Denied

I am currently setting up a FreeBSD mail server with DBmail and Postfix. When i try to send an email from Hotmail.com to my server is gives this error: Feb 28 10:53:31 keroth postfix/smtpd[1848]: ...
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Relay access denied when using SMTP to external recipients POSTFIX FREEBSD

i am trying to send an email with my freebsd server using postfix and dbmail to an external adress. I have noticed the following things: MYSERVER -> MYSERVER = OKAY EXTERNALSERVER -> MYSERVER = ...
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Multithreading in Mail server (Postfix)

I need to perform multithreading on postfix mail server. I read about POSIX multithreading but could it be linked to postfix smtp server and if yes then how? System Specification: ubuntu 14.04 LTS and ...
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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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On Linux, what is the “mail” user account for?

The title says it all; there's an account mail and a group by the same name on my system, what's its purpose ? It owns the /var/spool/mail directory (empty currently). I plan to use that directory, ...
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FreeBSD dbmail , postfix port 110 error (220)

I am currently setting up a FreeBSD mail server with DBMAIL and Postfix. I have forwarded port 25,110 and 587 to this server. When I try to log in using pop3 on port 110 my mail program does not find ...
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Sending mail via cron doesn't work

We have an rsync script for making a backup from server 1 to server 2. The server is Centos-type, Amazon Linux AMI. The script is executed daily via crontab. The backup is made, so cron runs and the ...
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thunderbird can't connect to my email box

I have installed mail server successfully on my vps according to https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-postfix-e-mail-server-with-dovecot. I create user joe with passwd ...
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Use /etc/aliases for outgoing mail relayed by postfix with local domain

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with postfix configured as satellite system that relays outgoing mail to Gmail. For sake of example, my registered domain is example.com I want root cronjobs' error output to be ...
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Mailman / Postfix Configuration Assistance

I am writing for some help regarding Postfix configuration. I cannot seem to get Postfix configured properly to transfer mail to the mailing list installed on the same server. I followed many steps ...
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Server compromised - How do I find out what is sending mail

A friend of mine has a few small businesses and hosts Wordpress-based sites for them on a dedicated host. The Wordpress installs were neglected for awhile and the host ended up getting compromised. ...
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How to restrict helo to match the client's ip/domain

Postfix has some nice options to restrict client accesses with respect to DNS/IP address setup and helo names (documentation). For example one can instruct postfix to reject clients if the helo ...
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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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How do I read Maildir RFC822 messages from the CentOS 7 terminal?

In a CentOS 7 server with dovecot, postfix, mailx installed, I have mail configured to be stored in Maildir format. How can I use the terminal to access and view the RFC822 messages stored in a ...
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fetchmail doesn't get mail from provider

somehow can't get fetchmail to work properly... it wont get email from provider but it connects to properly # Configuration created Tue Feb 10 10:18:32 2015 by fetchmailconf 1.52 $Revision: 4636 $ ...
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configure postfix to accept mail from two WANs

I have a mac server but my question has long left the realm of the GUI. My last hope is a unix forum. I have a cisco router with two WAN ports. The mac uses postfix 2.8.3. I have correctly ...
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Restricting who can send to an email address

I'd like to do so that only certain From: addresses can send to an email address (mailing list) on an Ubuntu system running Postfix. Understanding the Postfix the manuals are requires a lot of ...
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Permission problems. Can't retrieve inbox mails from dovecot

I got a VPS server at a webhoster which has CentOS 6.6 as operating system. Because I have multiple domains which are used by various people this server is going to serve multiple roles: nameserver ...
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Mail forward: 550 5.7.1 Anonymous client does not have permissions to send as this sender

I want to install a small mailing list that forwards mails related to a specific project to all project members. So, lets say there are two members in that project userA@mailA.tld and userB@mailB.tld, ...
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Should I ignore or totally block non-SMTP command attempts?

I have a couple of messages appearing in my Postfix mail logs every day, like: postfix/smtpd[7363]: warning: non-SMTP command from unknown[xx.xx.xx.xx]: GET / HTTP/1.0 Should I ignore them or ...
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Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified hostname Error

My mail server is in some blacklist cause of spams. I reconfugured postfix. Aften then My customers get this error they can't send emails. 404 4.5.2 <PLLAMNAZIFE>: Helo command rejected: need ...
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IMAP Dovecot cannot connect

I am trying to set up my own mail server (for 'fun'). I followed this tutorial to the bone. But I get this error message: imap-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 2 attempts in 9 secs): ...
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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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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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Tool for migration of service configuration

Is there a tool that handles generic migration of config? For example if I have httpd, postfix, MySQL and users and groups data, is there a tool that can extract the config data for each service so ...
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Setting up SMTP-AUTH & TLS in Postfix

So I have been in the process of installing a Postfix Server on my CentOS 6.2 Virtual Private Server. I have been following this tutorial: ...
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How to create Maildir directory with enough permissions for Postfix?

I have CentOS 5.5 with Postfix installed on it. I want to use local delivery agent with default setting, but I want it to store mail with Maildir directory style mailboxes. When I set the mailboxes ...
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Migrate from Sendmail to Postfix

We have an HP-UX environment running HP-UX 11.31. The system was originally built to send email out through Sendmail. The server only sends email out, and the programmer has built a number of programs ...
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postfix multidomain myhostname configuration

I have two IP address running on Postfix and each IP has own domain. In short i want to isolate domain so outside folks think it is running on own IP and fully isolated even PTR also But in postfix ...
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Run script on receipt of email

I run a Postfix/Dovecot mail server for personal use. There's only a handful of actual mailboxes, essentially just postmaster@domain.com and username@domain.com. I frequently use the virtual file to ...
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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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can i get imap access using just postfix and mailx?

I have postfix and mailx installed on a CentOS 7 server. I am able to send and receive email from the command line using the mailx command. I am also able to read email in each user's inbox using ...
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unable to view postfix email from centos 7 command line, why not?

I have postfix installed on a development box and I used the parameters from this other posting to configure postfix to work on localhost only. But the other posting does not explain how to send ...
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Relay access error when I try to send mail from outside to postfix

I run a debian 7 system and I run postfix as smtp server. I can send mail from postfix to outside (even though it gets to spam folders by google) but when I try to send a mail from, lets say my google ...
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Postfix multi IP/Domain SMTP Helo'ing

We have Postfix running with two domain and each domain has own IP so it's isolated. But Spamhuaus blocked my IP and saying you are sending "localhost.localdomain" HELO I am already using ...
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hooking up dovecot/postfix to mysql on CentOS 7

On a CentOS 7 web server, a java web application with a mysql database needs to be able to process incoming email. This means that each email message received by a specific email address needs to be ...
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How can I programmatically access the contents of a Dovecot mailbox in CentOS 7?

I just set up postfix and dovecot on a CentOS 7 server using this tutorial. I am able to successfully create a mail record using echo "TEST" | mail -s "testmail" youruser@localhost && tail -f ...
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ACL/MAC Permissions for dovecot and postfix in CentOS 7

I am using this tutorial to set up Postfix and Dovecot on a CentOS 7 web server. But when I try to send a test email using sudo echo "TEST" | mail -s "testmail" newuser@localhost && sudo tail ...
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Force sending emails on port 587

I have an email server that is running postfix and dovecot for emails. Receiving emails works just fine, however my ISP blocks port 25. I'm trying to use either TLS or SSL to avoid this. The problem ...
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/private/var socket not created with postfix/dovecot sasl

I'm currently running into a problem I have with my email server. I try to setup Postfix and Dovecot with SASL authentication but I get the following error when I connect with telnet (port 25) to the ...
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Stopping postfix - are messages queued when postfix is idle?

I am running some scans on my server tonight and would like to disable email notifications since there is a chance for a LOT of them to be sent out. I am planning to issue service postfix stop ...
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Postfix - send email from catch-all adress

I have a domain with a catch-all address. Let's say every mail with @example.com as destination-domain will be routed to my primary address. That is working fine with postfix and virtual addresses. ...
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is there a way to stop users sending to unwanted email accounts?

I want to set a command that only allows users to send emails to accounts ending in @hotmail.com @gmail.com @talktalk.net for example. Is there a way to set it so users can only enter these ...
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Setting up a highly available Mail service with Postfix and ISCSI

in an academic project these days we've got to set up a highly available Mail service with ISCSI and Postfix... For now i have a highly available ISCSI SAN and also a highly available Postfix server, ...
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ZIMBRA 8.5.1 : error: unsupported dictionary type: LMDB

We upgraded the Zimbra from version 8.0.5 to 8.5.1 as in these below steps. su zimbra echo smtp.DOMAIN.com UN:PW>/opt/zimbra/conf/relay_password postmap lmdb:/opt/zimbra/conf/relay_password ...