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I really have no clue what I'm doing. I want an email server that I can use to send emails to other people <like yahoo.com or hotmail.com users> with remote windows machines and outlook express <or some other windows email client>. I've read "Red Hat Linux Networking and System Administration" and "Red Hat Linux 8 Bible". I know believe I am more confused than I was before. My linux computer has no internet hostname. the only hostname it has is "TheWeb" and thats for my home networking. postfix keeps giving me something about a bad host name cause it's not "***.domain.com" format. All I can configure it with is ipaddresses, can I not host my own email server with only ip addresses?
I dont think I understand. The postfix configuration file wants this format to even start "computer_name.domain_name.com" I want this computer (which doesn't have a public domain name) to send emails to a yahoo or hotmail email address. I need postfix to work first <I want to use postfix instead of sendmail>. I just want to setup a pop3 and smtp server on my home computer, so I dont have to use public accounts, and therefore get spammed. I just dont know how to get it running.
I am sorry, but I don't know postfix. I also never used sendmail. The server which I'am using is running qmail which is totally bug-free program.
My statement that you could use IP was a general statement - I am using the this feature so it is possible. Qmail is able to work with IP instead of domain name.
I tried the postfix main.cf file below. I have tried typing <as root, if that means anything> sendmail hotrodowner, su hotrodowner, mail hotrodowner; and it says there is no mail. I also tried "sendmail <user>@hotmail.com", but no message gets there. I tried "mail <user>@hotmail.com", test for subject, <control-d>, enter; and that doesn't get there either. What am I doing wrong?
ok, heres my postfix file:
<This file has been removed, due to security reasons>
Last edited by hotrodowner; 06-05-2003 at 06:50 PM.
ok, I know what the tools are, but does someone know how to configure postfix to send mail to local users? Then I have to learn how to send mail to other computers with only an IP address to work with. I dont mean to sound lazy <I know I do.>, but I just dont understand the how-to's. I need someone to clear things up a bit.
I dont understand this, I didn't configure sendmail any what so ever, and when I use mail <user>@yahoo.com, it goes through. But when I start postfix instead, I get nothing. /var/log/maillog says the following:
also make sure your sendmail or postfix is listening on the right interface....i had a slight problem with that, i had port 25 open but
sendmail was only looking for mail on IP 127.0.0.1 so i was sending
all i wanted but wasnt getting any back, i used webmin to find the problem,
webmin is a web based tool for configuring almost anything on the