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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Dovecot with CAcert certificates, Outlook can't connect to IMAP

I have quite standard installation of postfix and dovecot on Ubuntu 12.10. I generated my own certificates and got them signed by cacert.org. The process of creating certs was like below: openssl ...
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Postfix forwarding using virtual settings

I have gone over multiple articles which walk me through the process - I feel I understand the what and the why's - but I cannot send a email to test. Here are the steps in detail. Here is a ...
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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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Postfix address remapping

My website contains a form (contact us) that send an email (WordPress via Ninjaforms). I've configured both ninja-form and postfix to send the email from myname@e-levelcom.com However it keeps sending ...
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Ubuntu Postfix Open LDAP integration - no SASL authentication mechanisms

Ive followed all the steps in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix/DovecotLDAP but I am getting a localhost postfix/smtpd[12520]: fatal: no SASL authentication mechanisms in my ...
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Postfix mailbox_transport and mailbox_command

I have Postfix set up in main.cf to use mailbox_transport=lmtp:unix:private/dovecot-lmtp as LDA, which works fine. I also need to enable mailbox_command in order to pass internal sanity checks as ...
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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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Procmail: Denying special privileges for “/etc/procmailrcs/default.rc”

I'm trying to setup postfix, dovecot and procmail to work together with virtual users. In the end I want to have virtual users and the possibility to add rules to sort incoming rules. For the last ...
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mailx: nss-config-dir=/etc/pki/nssdb/: No such file or directory

I am trying to send email using mailx using remote SMTP server (in my case it is office365 SMTP Server). Here is the command: # echo "THis is the Body of the email" | mailx -v -s "This is email ...
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Using mail spool file for an entry in /etc/aliases gives errors in EL7

For years (with EL6 and before), I have successfully used entries like this in my /etc/aliases file: bugs: /var/spool/mail/bugs The idea being mail to a non-user can be shoved into a file for ...
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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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postfix MX host not found

Im am trying to send mail using Postfix, but I get the following error for all emails: May 13 12:44:46 myhost postfix/qmgr[12169]: A6D9644526: from=<x@y.com>, size=317, nrcpt=1 (queue active) ...
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Email not received with mail command from terminal in CentOS

I am trying to send mail with the following command: echo "Hello" | mail -s "Hello" myaddr@mydomain.com and than checking the exit status as: echo $? which outputs 0 Of course myaddr and ...
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Change Postfix email recipient on Ubuntu 15.10

I installed Postfix on my Ubuntu machine and i'm using Gmail's SMTP to actually deliver the emails using this tutorial. This is the email headers: Reporting-MTA: dns; crmpicco-desktop ...
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Postfix smarthost sends as root

I have a Debian 8 test server that has only root. I have configured it to send emails with https://wiki.amahi.org/index.php/Gmail_As_Relay_On_Ubuntu by making use of a new gmail account eg ...
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IPV4 supportive mail function in linux

I'm working on a linux machine where changes are not allowed. But While I use sendmail function I'm getting following error. sendmail: warning: inet_protocols: IPv6 support is disabled: Address ...
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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 internal scheduling of email servers; loadbalancing and use cases

I've learned about the parameter smtp_randomize_addresses and am curious which use-cases where one would benefit to have the same priority for MX records and allow Postfix to randomly pick email ...
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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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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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Postfix doesn't send mail, complaining about “Host or domain name not found”

I followed these instructions in order to send mail and here's the Postfix log: Sep 26 00:46:24 tshepang postfix/smtpd[5728]: 8EE2464931: client=localhost[127.0.0.1] Sep 26 00:47:44 tshepang ...
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Postfix: error while loading shared libraries: libmysqlclient.so.16 [closed]

postfix: error while loading shared libraries: libmysqlclient.so.16: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory [root@localhost ~]# mysql -uroot -p*** -e "select version();" ...
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how to adjust the boot sequence using systemd

I need to send email using postfix as server once wifi has received IP address (based on dhcpcd). It seems that systemd by default boot postfix before wifi (wlan0) is ready. The consequence associated ...
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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, let's say there are two members in that project userA@mailA.tld and ...
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How can I configure Postfix to silently drop/discard/reject mails that were sent from specific users to an external address?

How can I configure Postfix to silently drop/discard/reject mails that were sent from specific users to an external address? It should work only for specific users E.g: abc@localdomain can send ...
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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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postfix - unknown group: vmail

I have a VPS running Debian 8 in which I used this tutorial to set up. It is running dovecot and postfix. Recently I have started receiving errors every few minutes in my mail.err log file which look ...
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Install mdadm without postfix in ubuntu trusty

I want to build a RAID system on top of Ubuntu Trusty. When I do apt-get install mdadm A screen pop up asking me to configure postfix. Because I will run this installation in automation script. Is ...
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Why postfix doesn't verify the sender is who they say they are using reverse dns, SPF or DMARC?

Making sure postfix isn't an open relay, I tried to send a mail from my mail address towards my mail address, the telnet log goes like this: Resolving hostname... Connecting... SMTP -> FROM ...
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Include another file in Postfix proxy configuration

I am trying to configure Postfix with FreeIPA and need to provide the bind DN, base DN, password, servers etc. for LDAP proxies. These need to go into four different configuration files, making it a ...
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Mutt and Postfix : relay access denied

I try to send mail with Mutt through my own mail server. My mail server run Postfix and Dovecot. I configured it by following this tutorial. I can send / receive email on my server with Gnome ...
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CLIENT wrappermode (port smtps/465) is unimplemented

I am getting the following error when I try to send email using a relayhost from a CentOS 7 server using postfix: Oct 19 19:53:08 localhost postfix/pickup[7174]: 64DAF1A53CB: uid=1002 ...
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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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Spam in Zimbra OpenRelay

First apologize me for the grammar, english isn't my native language. The problem I have is users from our local zimbra mail are getting spam messages from other email addresses who don't exist, like ...
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postfix&dovecot — adding some spam filter

I have setup my SMTP server (on a Linux/Ubuntu 15.04 VPS rented at OVH) according to http://www.binarytides.com/install-postfix-dovecot-debian/ (so there is no traditional user on the box; hence it ...
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is my newly setup mail server on my laptop hacked?

I have just installed postfix on Arch Linux. I am following Arch wiki to set aliases to set following line in /etc/postfix/aliases root: edward after this I ran postalias /etc/postfix/aliases and ...
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Postfix can not send from Mydomain - only to third party domains

So I have setup an Ubuntu server and want to use postfix in order to sendmail via php. The server host: example.com When the server sends an email to anything@example.com, I get an error. If sending ...
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Why does postfix copy /etc/resolv.conf to its chroot too early, causing DNS failures?

Edit: For anyone else having this problem, this question was actually was very badly asked/understood and a better description of the problem (and the correct solution) can be found here. I'm trying ...
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(Raspian) DHCP startup race conditions - lots of service failures at startup (no DNS for ~5-10 seconds)

(Edit: This applies to much more than postfix; it's just where I noticed/debugged it) I've installed postfix, but when it starts up and creates its chroot, it gets an empty copy of /etc/resolv.conf ...
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Flush Postfix mail queue

I'm running an old version of Postix (1.1.7) on my Red Hat Linux and I wanted to flush the e-mails from a specific recipient with postsuper, which comes with the postfix-perl-scripts package. However, ...
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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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Does postfix using mail command report if an email was unable to be sent to an address?

I am writing a program that will be sending external emails using postfix with the mail -s command and I need to verify that the email was sent to the specified address. In which case, I am curious ...
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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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How do I debug email delivery delays?

In order to get notified about some stuff going on on a server, I use simple mailutils command executed @hourly by cron: cat $file | mail -s "Subject" $receivers where $receivers is a list of a few ...
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Postfix sending hostname needs to be different for different domains

We have an application that generates outbound email for a range of domains. The app servers connect to a part of Postfix servers in a DMZ and these then forward on to filtering in a second DMZ. We ...
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Cent OS 6.6 enable Plaintext authentication on dovecot and postfix

A customer of mine wants to use gmail as their default mail client but I have rolled forward to a new CENTOS server version (6.6, ok it's not "new" new) and the dovecot and postfix settings are ...
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Postfix connecting to itself

I have a weird issue with my postfix installation, also I'm having troubles to debug it because I'm new to the topic. When I check my log lines: postfix/smtp[29663]: A929510E76D9: ...
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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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OS X Postfix no TLS found

I'm working on OSX El Capitan. About week ago everything worked fine, but then I changed my gmail password and now I can't send emails any more. Additional configuration for /etc/postfix/main.cf is: ...
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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 ...