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Old 11-25-2003, 07:23 PM   #1
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can't start/stop Postfix/External mail


Thank God I stumbled onto your website. I have installed Postfix because my ISP keeps screwing up with my mail server. I have my own domain name registration but whenever I try and start Postfix from: /sbin/service postfix start I get an error msg which states that the service has FAILED.

The main.cf file is listed below. I've reloaded the file but I cannot start Postfix. WHAT I need to be able to do is for mail sent to my domain name to end up in my new server. Do I need to download IMAP also? If so, where do I get a copy from, what version?

Any help would be much appreciated. I have removed Sendmail usring rpm -e and moved the configuration files somewhere else.

with much thanks. JM



# LOCAL PATHNAME INFORMATION
queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
command_directory = /usr/sbin
daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/postfix

# QUEUE AND PROCESS OWNERSHIP
mail_owner = postfix

# INTERNET HOST AND DOMAIN NAMES
myhostname = duda.yourdomain.com
mydomain = yourdomain.com


# SENDING MAIL
myorigin = $myhostname


# RECEIVING MAIL
inet_interfaces = all
mydestination = yourservershostname.yourdomain.com yourservershostname localhost localhost.$mydomain


# REJECTING UNKNOWN LOCAL USERS
#local_recipient_maps = $alias_maps unixasswd.byname


# ADDRESS REWRITING
allow_percent_hack = yes
append_at_myorigin = yes
append_dot_mydomain = yes
empty_address_recipient = MAILER-DAEMON
masquerade_classes = envelope_sender, header_sender, header_recipient
masquerade_domains = $myorigin
masquerade_exceptions = root


# ALIAS DATABASE
alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases


# DELIVERY TO MAILBOX
mailbox_command = /usr/bin/procmail
#luser_relay = $user@yourdomain.com
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:05 PM   #2
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Are there any log entries created when you try to start it?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:11 PM   #3
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why do I go to see log entries?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:12 PM   #4
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sorry, I meant "where" do I go to find log entries not "why!" thx
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:31 PM   #5
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Try:
/var/log/maillog
/var/log/messages

oh - happy birthday by the way
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:47 PM   #6
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Within main.cf, I have specified my relayhost as my gateway/router ip addr. I am now guessing this is wrong because the log says "connection refused." What should this parameter be and how can I ensure that I am able to receive and send mail inside and out of my network?
 
  


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