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RestInPieces 06-29-2006 03:43 PM

Postfix weird mail sending
 
I've just installed postfix according to :

http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_debian_sarge

Now.. the problem is that it only creates the mail folder for root, and stranager... instead of announcing new mail, all mail is redirected to /var/spool/mail/root ..
Running Sarge 3.1 configured by the above tut.

billymayday 06-29-2006 04:10 PM

RIPs, it would make life easier if you posted your main.cf (not sure where it is in Slackwhere, but in Fedora it's in /etc/postfix).

My initial thought is to question whether or not you followed the lines

postconf -e 'home_mailbox = Maildir/'
postconf -e 'mailbox_command ='

since I'd have expected root's mail to go into /root/Maildir rather than /var/spool/mail/root.

Have a look in main.cf and look for the "home_mailbox" setting for a start.


Rgds

Bill

RestInPieces 06-30-2006 07:29 AM

Fist of all, thanks for your reply
I have checked the Maildir and all looks ok. Even more, the /new/ folder is full with new mail from tiger. Why won't I receive mail from mutt or mail?

PS: running debian sarge 3.1... this is the debian forum. .right ?:D

farslayer 07-03-2006 03:48 PM

postconf -n would help so we can see your config settings..




and I think the confusion was your profile says Slackware-current under Distribution and doesn't mention Debian :)


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