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Old 01-26-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Debian for the first time


Hi Guys'

So I do windows networks but I was stranded today as I
saw a debian system for the first time.I have the username and password but thats it, I know nothing after that.

How do I get to the mail section on this box

Thanks
Devan
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #2
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You might want to clarify a bit here. What are you trying to do? Check mail or setup a mail server?
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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You might want to clarify a bit here. What are you trying to do? Check mail or setup a mail server?

THis is the mail server.I need to do some mail user stuff,delete user etc

Dev
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:31 PM   #4
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ok sounds like you are wanting to do some management of the mail server installed on your debian box. Do you know what mail server you are running?

There are several different mail servers that can be installed. If you do not know can you post the output of the following command?

Code:
ls -l /etc/ | grep "^d"
This should give you a directory listing and it will show a list of all the packages installed, including the mail server. I personally do not run a mail server here but you can see I have vmware, mysql, openoffice, and several other packages

Code:
jared@Sarah:/etc$ ls -l /etc/ | grep "^d"
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      144 2010-01-23 14:13 acpi
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       88 2010-01-23 14:26 alsa
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     5000 2010-01-25 10:28 alternatives
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root      216 2010-01-25 10:22 apm
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      376 2010-01-23 15:02 apt
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      136 2010-01-23 14:28 avahi
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      264 2010-01-23 17:45 bash_completion.d
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:26 ca-certificates
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:08 calendar
drwxr-s---  2 root dip        96 2010-01-23 14:29 chatscripts
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:08 console
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       96 2010-01-23 14:08 console-tools
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:28 cron.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      384 2010-01-23 14:29 cron.daily
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:08 cron.hourly
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:28 cron.monthly
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      152 2010-01-23 14:28 cron.weekly
drwxr-xr-x  4 root lp        488 2010-01-23 14:29 cups
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      192 2010-01-23 14:28 dbus-1
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      784 2010-01-25 10:22 default
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      312 2010-01-23 14:29 defoma
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      160 2010-01-23 14:13 dhcp3
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      168 2010-01-23 14:29 dictionaries-common
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      144 2010-01-23 14:28 dirmngr
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      160 2010-01-23 15:35 dpkg
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:25 emacs
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:28 esound
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      184 2010-01-23 14:28 exim4
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      168 2010-01-23 14:29 fonts
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      136 2010-01-23 14:29 foomatic
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      152 2010-01-24 15:33 gconf
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:26 gimp
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:29 gre.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      112 2010-01-23 14:08 groff
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       88 2010-01-23 14:29 gtk-2.0
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:26 hal
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:29 hp
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      528 2010-01-23 14:29 htdig
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:29 iceweasel
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      184 2010-01-23 14:28 imlib
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     2368 2010-01-25 10:22 init.d
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      216 2010-01-23 14:10 initramfs-tools
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      240 2010-01-23 14:08 iproute2
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:26 java
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     1240 2010-01-24 18:44 kde3
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:28 ldap
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      120 2010-01-23 14:13 ld.so.conf.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2008-06-18 16:59 libpaper.d
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root      192 2010-01-25 10:22 logcheck
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      368 2010-01-23 14:29 logrotate.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2008-08-18 17:34 lsb-base
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      128 2010-01-25 10:26 lynx-cur
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:08 mdadm
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:25 menu
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      376 2010-01-23 14:29 menu-methods
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      464 2010-01-23 17:45 modprobe.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      208 2010-01-23 14:28 Muttrc.d
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       96 2010-01-24 18:44 mysql
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root      224 2010-01-23 14:08 network
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:27 NetworkManager
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      216 2010-01-23 14:29 openoffice
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2010-01-23 14:07 opt
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      664 2010-01-24 13:01 pam.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:29 pango
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      120 2010-01-23 17:45 perl
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      120 2010-01-23 14:26 pm
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root      384 2010-01-23 14:29 ppp
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:29 pulse
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:25 python
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:25 python2.5
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      120 2010-01-23 14:39 qt3
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1080 2010-01-25 10:22 rc0.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      904 2010-01-25 10:22 rc1.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1032 2010-01-25 10:22 rc2.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1032 2010-01-25 10:22 rc3.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      968 2010-01-25 10:22 rc4.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1032 2010-01-25 10:22 rc5.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1088 2010-01-25 10:22 rc6.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1224 2010-01-23 14:29 rcS.d
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:26 resolvconf
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2009-02-07 19:35 rsyslog.d
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root     2240 2010-01-23 14:28 sane.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      328 2010-01-23 14:08 security
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:08 skel
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      280 2010-01-24 13:01 ssh
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:28 ssl
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2009-01-11 17:08 sysctl.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:08 terminfo
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root      352 2010-01-23 14:29 texmf
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      296 2010-01-23 21:00 udev
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      104 2010-01-23 17:29 vbox
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2008-10-21 18:53 vde2
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      176 2010-01-23 14:28 vga
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      104 2010-01-23 14:08 vim
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root      464 2010-01-25 19:29 vmware
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      112 2010-01-23 17:09 vmware-vix
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       96 2010-01-23 14:28 w3m
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      112 2010-01-23 14:29 wpa_supplicant
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root      536 2010-01-23 17:48 X11
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      104 2010-01-23 14:27 xdg
This should let us know what server is installed. Once we know that we can start helping you would with specific things you want to do, such as remove a user mailbox.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:35 PM   #5
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ok sounds like you are wanting to do some management of the mail server installed on your debian box. Do you know what mail server you are running?

There are several different mail servers that can be installed. If you do not know can you post the output of the following command?

Code:
ls -l /etc/ | grep "^d"
This should give you a directory listing and it will show a list of all the packages installed, including the mail server. I personally do not run a mail server here but you can see I have vmware, mysql, openoffice, and several other packages

Code:
jared@Sarah:/etc$ ls -l /etc/ | grep "^d"
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      144 2010-01-23 14:13 acpi
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       88 2010-01-23 14:26 alsa
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     5000 2010-01-25 10:28 alternatives
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root      216 2010-01-25 10:22 apm
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      376 2010-01-23 15:02 apt
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      136 2010-01-23 14:28 avahi
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      264 2010-01-23 17:45 bash_completion.d
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:26 ca-certificates
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:08 calendar
drwxr-s---  2 root dip        96 2010-01-23 14:29 chatscripts
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:08 console
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       96 2010-01-23 14:08 console-tools
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:28 cron.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      384 2010-01-23 14:29 cron.daily
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:08 cron.hourly
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:28 cron.monthly
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      152 2010-01-23 14:28 cron.weekly
drwxr-xr-x  4 root lp        488 2010-01-23 14:29 cups
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      192 2010-01-23 14:28 dbus-1
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      784 2010-01-25 10:22 default
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      312 2010-01-23 14:29 defoma
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      160 2010-01-23 14:13 dhcp3
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      168 2010-01-23 14:29 dictionaries-common
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      144 2010-01-23 14:28 dirmngr
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      160 2010-01-23 15:35 dpkg
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:25 emacs
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:28 esound
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      184 2010-01-23 14:28 exim4
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      168 2010-01-23 14:29 fonts
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      136 2010-01-23 14:29 foomatic
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      152 2010-01-24 15:33 gconf
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:26 gimp
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:29 gre.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      112 2010-01-23 14:08 groff
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       88 2010-01-23 14:29 gtk-2.0
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:26 hal
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:29 hp
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      528 2010-01-23 14:29 htdig
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:29 iceweasel
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      184 2010-01-23 14:28 imlib
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     2368 2010-01-25 10:22 init.d
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      216 2010-01-23 14:10 initramfs-tools
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      240 2010-01-23 14:08 iproute2
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:26 java
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root     1240 2010-01-24 18:44 kde3
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:28 ldap
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      120 2010-01-23 14:13 ld.so.conf.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2008-06-18 16:59 libpaper.d
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root      192 2010-01-25 10:22 logcheck
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      368 2010-01-23 14:29 logrotate.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2008-08-18 17:34 lsb-base
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      128 2010-01-25 10:26 lynx-cur
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:08 mdadm
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:25 menu
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      376 2010-01-23 14:29 menu-methods
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root      464 2010-01-23 17:45 modprobe.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      208 2010-01-23 14:28 Muttrc.d
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       96 2010-01-24 18:44 mysql
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root      224 2010-01-23 14:08 network
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:27 NetworkManager
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      216 2010-01-23 14:29 openoffice
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2010-01-23 14:07 opt
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      664 2010-01-24 13:01 pam.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:29 pango
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      120 2010-01-23 17:45 perl
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root      120 2010-01-23 14:26 pm
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root      384 2010-01-23 14:29 ppp
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:29 pulse
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:25 python
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:25 python2.5
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      120 2010-01-23 14:39 qt3
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1080 2010-01-25 10:22 rc0.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      904 2010-01-25 10:22 rc1.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1032 2010-01-25 10:22 rc2.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1032 2010-01-25 10:22 rc3.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      968 2010-01-25 10:22 rc4.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1032 2010-01-25 10:22 rc5.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1088 2010-01-25 10:22 rc6.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     1224 2010-01-23 14:29 rcS.d
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root       80 2010-01-23 14:26 resolvconf
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2009-02-07 19:35 rsyslog.d
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root     2240 2010-01-23 14:28 sane.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      328 2010-01-23 14:08 security
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:08 skel
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      280 2010-01-24 13:01 ssh
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      128 2010-01-23 14:28 ssl
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2009-01-11 17:08 sysctl.d
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       72 2010-01-23 14:08 terminfo
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root      352 2010-01-23 14:29 texmf
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      296 2010-01-23 21:00 udev
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      104 2010-01-23 17:29 vbox
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       48 2008-10-21 18:53 vde2
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      176 2010-01-23 14:28 vga
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      104 2010-01-23 14:08 vim
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root      464 2010-01-25 19:29 vmware
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      112 2010-01-23 17:09 vmware-vix
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       96 2010-01-23 14:28 w3m
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      112 2010-01-23 14:29 wpa_supplicant
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root      536 2010-01-23 17:48 X11
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root      104 2010-01-23 14:27 xdg
This should let us know what server is installed. Once we know that we can start helping you would with specific things you want to do, such as remove a user mailbox.

Thank you for this.one of the users on site just sent me an email and in the headers I can see Postfix.Does it help

Dev
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:40 PM   #6
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Well that is a good start. Does it say if the Postfix is your server or the other users server?
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:43 PM   #7
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Well that is a good start. Does it say if the Postfix is your server or the other users server?
THe users server is postfix

Dev
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:45 PM   #8
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Well then we do not know if your mail server is postfix.

Please open a command terminal and run the following command and post the results.

Code:
ls -l /etc/ | grep "^d"
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:55 PM   #9
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Well then we do not know if your mail server is postfix.

Please open a command terminal and run the following command and post the results.

Code:
ls -l /etc/ | grep "^d"
Sorry mate, I am not saying it properly.The client I visited
has postfix.A user from that site sent me an email and the
headers says Postfix so I sure sure about that.


BTW# Is VMware free/open source
 
Old 01-26-2010, 03:00 PM   #10
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vmware-server, vmware-player and vmware-workstation are free for non-commercial use.

ok so you are manageing the clients postfix server. what do you need to do on the postfix server?
 
Old 01-26-2010, 03:04 PM   #11
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vmware-server, vmware-player and vmware-workstation are free for non-commercial use.
THank you.I need to install this on Vista business to learn Linux.Would you say Virtual Box is better


Quote:
ok so you are manageing the clients postfix server. what do you need to do on the postfix server?
I need to delete one user and add another 3 more.

Thanks
Dev

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Old 01-27-2010, 05:53 AM   #12
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Hi Guys

Is there a GUI for Posix

Thanks
Dev
 
  


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