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Old 07-25-2005, 03:18 AM   #1
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Email Server


Hello,
This is to continue the thread located here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=2

about announcing my DNS server but the topic has strayed to emailing with postfix since I think I have the DNS set up properly now. I managed to open my smtp port by altering the inet_interfaces parameter to equal the ip address of the local machine, then it worked. however, i am still not receiving emails and also when i send one (by using the terminal or going thro to the users mail boxes in webmin) it says it comes from username@host.domain rather than username@domain

so next problem.... to get email server up and running properly
 
Old 07-25-2005, 03:55 AM   #2
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are you using postfix? how about you post your main.cf file here :-)
 
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ok, here's the main.cf file posted below, i am aware that there are loads of settings but i think only a few need altering, not sure which though. its probably only a couple to get it working.

Code:
2bounce_notice_recipient = postmaster
access_map_reject_code = 554
address_verify_default_transport = $default_transport
address_verify_local_transport = $local_transport
address_verify_map =
address_verify_negative_cache = yes
address_verify_negative_expire_time = 3d
address_verify_negative_refresh_time = 3h
address_verify_poll_count = 3
address_verify_poll_delay = 3s
address_verify_positive_expire_time = 31d
address_verify_positive_refresh_time = 7d
address_verify_relay_transport = $relay_transport
address_verify_relayhost = $relayhost
address_verify_sender = postmaster
address_verify_service_name = verify
address_verify_transport_maps = $transport_maps
address_verify_virtual_transport = $virtual_transport
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
allow_mail_to_commands = alias, forward
allow_mail_to_files = alias, forward
allow_min_user = no
allow_percent_hack = yes
allow_untrusted_routing = no
alternate_config_directories =
always_bcc =
append_at_myorigin = yes
append_dot_mydomain = no
application_event_drain_time = 100s
backwards_bounce_logfile_compatibility = yes
berkeley_db_create_buffer_size = 16777216
berkeley_db_read_buffer_size = 131072
best_mx_transport =
biff = yes
body_checks =
body_checks_size_limit = 51200
bounce_notice_recipient = postmaster
bounce_queue_lifetime = 5d
bounce_service_name = bounce
bounce_size_limit = 50000
broken_sasl_auth_clients = no
canonical_maps =
cleanup_service_name = cleanup
command_directory = /usr/sbin
command_expansion_filter = 1234567890!@%-_=+:,./abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
command_time_limit = 1000s
config_directory = /etc/postfix
content_filter =
daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/postfix
daemon_timeout = 18000s
debug_peer_level = 2
debug_peer_list =
default_database_type = hash
default_delivery_slot_cost = 5
default_delivery_slot_discount = 50
default_delivery_slot_loan = 3
default_destination_concurrency_limit = 20
default_destination_recipient_limit = 50
default_extra_recipient_limit = 1000
default_minimum_delivery_slots = 3
default_privs = nobody
default_process_limit = 100
default_rbl_reply = $rbl_code Service unavailable; $rbl_class [$rbl_what] blocked using $rbl_domain${rbl_reason?; $rbl_reason}
default_recipient_limit = 10000
default_transport = smtp
default_verp_delimiters = +=
defer_code = 450
defer_service_name = defer
defer_transports =
delay_notice_recipient = postmaster
delay_warning_time = 0h
deliver_lock_attempts = 20
deliver_lock_delay = 1s
disable_dns_lookups = no
disable_mime_input_processing = no
disable_mime_output_conversion = no
disable_verp_bounces = no
disable_vrfy_command = no
dont_remove = 0
double_bounce_sender = double-bounce
duplicate_filter_limit = 1000
empty_address_recipient = MAILER-DAEMON
enable_errors_to = no
enable_original_recipient = yes
error_notice_recipient = postmaster
error_service_name = error
expand_owner_alias = no
export_environment = TZ MAIL_CONFIG
fallback_relay =
fallback_transport =
fast_flush_domains = $relay_domains
fast_flush_purge_time = 7d
fast_flush_refresh_time = 12h
fault_injection_code = 0
flush_service_name = flush
fork_attempts = 5
fork_delay = 1s
forward_expansion_filter = 1234567890!@%-_=+:,./abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
forward_path = $home/.forward${recipient_delimiter}${extension}, $home/.forward
hash_queue_depth = 1
hash_queue_names = incoming, active, deferred, bounce, defer, flush, hold, traceheader_address_token_limit = 10240
header_checks =
header_size_limit = 102400
helpful_warnings = yes
home_mailbox =
hopcount_limit = 50
html_directory = no
ignore_mx_lookup_error = no
import_environment = MAIL_CONFIG MAIL_DEBUG MAIL_LOGTAG TZ XAUTHORITY DISPLAY
in_flow_delay = 1s
inet_interfaces = 192.168.1.12
initial_destination_concurrency = 5
invalid_hostname_reject_code = 501
ipc_idle = 100s
ipc_timeout = 3600s
ipc_ttl = 1000s
line_length_limit = 2048
lmtp_bind_address =
lmtp_bind_address6 =
lmtp_cache_connection = yes
lmtp_connect_timeout = 0s
lmtp_data_done_timeout = 600s
lmtp_data_init_timeout = 120s
lmtp_data_xfer_timeout = 180s
lmtp_destination_concurrency_limit = $default_destination_concurrency_limit
lmtp_destination_recipient_limit = $default_destination_recipient_limit
lmtp_lhlo_timeout = 300s
lmtp_mail_timeout = 300s
lmtp_quit_timeout = 300s
lmtp_rcpt_timeout = 300s
lmtp_rset_timeout = 120s
lmtp_sasl_auth_enable = no
lmtp_sasl_password_maps =
lmtp_sasl_security_options = noplaintext, noanonymous
lmtp_send_xforward_command = no
lmtp_skip_quit_response = no
lmtp_tcp_port = 24
lmtp_xforward_timeout = 300s
local_command_shell =
local_destination_concurrency_limit = 2
local_destination_recipient_limit = 1
local_recipient_maps = proxy:unix:passwd.byname $alias_maps
local_transport = local:$myhostname
luser_relay =
mail_name = Postfix
mail_owner = postfix
mail_release_date = 20040915
mail_spool_directory = /var/mail
mail_version = 2.1.5
mailbox_command =
mailbox_command_maps =
mailbox_delivery_lock = fcntl, dotlock
mailbox_size_limit = 51200000
mailbox_transport =
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq.postfix
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
maps_rbl_domains =
maps_rbl_reject_code = 554
masquerade_classes = envelope_sender, header_sender, header_recipient
masquerade_domains =
masquerade_exceptions =
max_idle = 100s
max_use = 100
maximal_backoff_time = 4000s
maximal_queue_lifetime = 5d
message_size_limit = 10240000
mime_boundary_length_limit = 2048
mime_header_checks = $header_checks
mime_nesting_limit = 100
minimal_backoff_time = 1000s
multi_recipient_bounce_reject_code = 550
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, $mydomain
mydomain = my-example.org.uk
myhostname = servername.my-example.org.uk
mynetworks = 192.168.1.0/24
mynetworks_style = subnet
myorigin = my-example.org.uk
nested_header_checks = $header_checks
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix
non_fqdn_reject_code = 504
notify_classes = resource, software
owner_request_special = yes
parent_domain_matches_subdomains = debug_peer_list,fast_flush_domains,mynetworks,permit_mx_backup_networks,qmqpd_authorized_clients,relay_domains,smtpd_access_maps
permit_mx_backup_networks =
pickup_service_name = pickup
prepend_delivered_header = command, file, forward
process_id_directory = pid
propagate_unmatched_extensions = canonical, virtual
proxy_interfaces =
proxy_read_maps = $local_recipient_maps $mydestination $virtual_alias_maps $virtual_alias_domains $virtual_mailbox_maps $virtual_mailbox_domains $relay_recipient_maps $relay_domains $canonical_maps $sender_canonical_maps $recipient_canonical_maps $relocated_maps $transport_maps $mynetworks
qmgr_clog_warn_time = 300s
qmgr_fudge_factor = 100
qmgr_message_active_limit = 20000
qmgr_message_recipient_limit = 20000
qmgr_message_recipient_minimum = 10
qmqpd_authorized_clients =
qmqpd_error_delay = 1s
qmqpd_timeout = 300s
queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
queue_file_attribute_count_limit = 100
queue_minfree = 0
queue_run_delay = 1000s
queue_service_name = qmgr
rbl_reply_maps =
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.5/README_FILES
receive_override_options =
recipient_bcc_maps =
recipient_canonical_maps =
recipient_delimiter =
reject_code = 554
relay_clientcerts =
relay_destination_concurrency_limit = $default_destination_concurrency_limit
relay_destination_recipient_limit = $default_destination_recipient_limit
relay_domains = $mydestination
relay_domains_reject_code = 554
relay_recipient_maps =
relay_transport = relay
relayhost =
relocated_maps =
require_home_directory = no
resolve_dequoted_address = yes
resolve_null_domain = no
rewrite_service_name = rewrite
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.5/samples
sender_based_routing = no
sender_bcc_maps =
sender_canonical_maps =
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix
service_throttle_time = 60s
setgid_group = postdrop
show_user_unknown_table_name = yes
showq_service_name = showq
smtp_always_send_ehlo = yes
smtp_bind_address =
smtp_bind_address6 =
smtp_connect_timeout = 30s
smtp_data_done_timeout = 600s
smtp_data_init_timeout = 120s
smtp_data_xfer_timeout = 180s
smtp_defer_if_no_mx_address_found = no
smtp_destination_concurrency_limit = $default_destination_concurrency_limit
smtp_destination_recipient_limit = $default_destination_recipient_limit
smtp_enforce_tls = no
smtp_helo_name = $myhostname
smtp_helo_timeout = 300s
smtp_host_lookup = dns
smtp_line_length_limit = 990
smtp_mail_timeout = 300s
smtp_mx_address_limit = 0
smtp_mx_session_limit = 2
smtp_never_send_ehlo = no
smtp_pix_workaround_delay_time = 10s
smtp_pix_workaround_threshold_time = 500s
smtp_quit_timeout = 300s
smtp_quote_rfc821_envelope = yes
smtp_randomize_addresses = yes
smtp_rcpt_timeout = 300s
smtp_rset_timeout = 120s
smtp_sasl_auth_enable = no
smtp_sasl_password_maps =
smtp_sasl_security_options = noplaintext, noanonymous
smtp_sasl_tls_security_options = $var_smtp_sasl_opts
smtp_sasl_tls_verified_security_options = $var_smtp_sasl_tls_opts
smtp_send_xforward_command = no
smtp_skip_5xx_greeting = yes
smtp_skip_quit_response = yes
smtp_starttls_timeout = 300s
smtp_tls_CAfile =
smtp_tls_CApath =
smtp_tls_cert_file =
smtp_tls_cipherlist =
smtp_tls_dcert_file =
smtp_tls_dkey_file = $smtp_tls_dcert_file
smtp_tls_enforce_peername = yes
smtp_tls_key_file = $smtp_tls_cert_file
smtp_tls_loglevel = 0
smtp_tls_note_starttls_offer = no
smtp_tls_per_site =
smtp_tls_scert_verifydepth = 5
smtp_tls_session_cache_database =
smtp_tls_session_cache_timeout = 3600s
smtp_use_tls = no
smtp_xforward_timeout = 300s
smtpd_authorized_verp_clients = $authorized_verp_clients
smtpd_authorized_xclient_hosts =
smtpd_authorized_xforward_hosts =
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name
smtpd_client_connection_count_limit = 50
smtpd_client_connection_limit_exceptions = $mynetworks
smtpd_client_connection_rate_limit = 0
smtpd_client_restrictions =
smtpd_data_restrictions =
smtpd_delay_reject = yes
smtpd_enforce_tls = no
smtpd_error_sleep_time = 1s
smtpd_etrn_restrictions =
smtpd_expansion_filter = \t\40!"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~
smtpd_hard_error_limit = 20
smtpd_helo_required = no
smtpd_helo_restrictions =
smtpd_history_flush_threshold = 100
smtpd_junk_command_limit = 100
smtpd_noop_commands =
smtpd_null_access_lookup_key = <>
smtpd_policy_service_max_idle = 300s
smtpd_policy_service_max_ttl = 1000s
smtpd_policy_service_timeout = 100s
smtpd_proxy_ehlo = $myhostname
smtpd_proxy_filter =
smtpd_proxy_timeout = 100s
smtpd_recipient_limit = 1000
smtpd_recipient_overshoot_limit = 1000
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, reject_unauth_destination
smtpd_reject_unlisted_recipient = yes
smtpd_reject_unlisted_sender = no
smtpd_restriction_classes =
smtpd_sasl_application_name = smtpd
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = no
smtpd_sasl_exceptions_networks =
smtpd_sasl_local_domain =
smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
smtpd_sasl_tls_security_options = $smtpd_sasl_security_options
smtpd_sender_login_maps =
smtpd_sender_restrictions =
smtpd_soft_error_limit = 10
smtpd_starttls_timeout = 300s
smtpd_timeout = 300s
smtpd_tls_CAfile =
smtpd_tls_CApath =
smtpd_tls_ask_ccert = no
smtpd_tls_auth_only = no
smtpd_tls_ccert_verifydepth = 5
smtpd_tls_cert_file =
smtpd_tls_cipherlist =
smtpd_tls_dcert_file =
smtpd_tls_dh1024_param_file =
smtpd_tls_dh512_param_file =
smtpd_tls_dkey_file = $smtpd_tls_dcert_file
smtpd_tls_key_file = $smtpd_tls_cert_file
smtpd_tls_loglevel = 0
smtpd_tls_received_header = no
smtpd_tls_req_ccert = no
smtpd_tls_session_cache_database =
smtpd_tls_session_cache_timeout = 3600s
smtpd_tls_wrappermode = no
smtpd_use_tls = no
soft_bounce = no
stale_lock_time = 500s
strict_7bit_headers = no
strict_8bitmime = no
strict_8bitmime_body = no
strict_mime_encoding_domain = no
strict_rfc821_envelopes = no
sun_mailtool_compatibility = no
swap_bangpath = yes
syslog_facility = mail
syslog_name = postfix
tls_daemon_random_bytes = 32
tls_daemon_random_source =
tls_ipv6_version = 1.25
tls_random_bytes = 32
tls_random_exchange_name = ${config_directory}/prng_exch
tls_random_prng_update_period = 60s
tls_random_reseed_period = 3600s
tls_random_source =
trace_service_name = trace
transport_maps =
transport_retry_time = 60s
trigger_timeout = 10s
undisclosed_recipients_header = To: undisclosed-recipients:;
unknown_address_reject_code = 450
unknown_client_reject_code = 450
unknown_hostname_reject_code = 450
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
unknown_relay_recipient_reject_code = 550
unknown_virtual_alias_reject_code = 550
unknown_virtual_mailbox_reject_code = 550
unverified_recipient_reject_code = 450
unverified_sender_reject_code = 450
verp_delimiter_filter = -=+
virtual_alias_domains = $virtual_alias_maps
virtual_alias_expansion_limit = 1000
virtual_alias_maps = $virtual_maps
virtual_alias_recursion_limit = 1000
virtual_destination_concurrency_limit = $default_destination_concurrency_limit
virtual_destination_recipient_limit = $default_destination_recipient_limit
virtual_gid_maps =
virtual_mailbox_base =
virtual_mailbox_domains = $virtual_mailbox_maps
virtual_mailbox_limit = 51200000
virtual_mailbox_lock = fcntl
virtual_mailbox_maps =
virtual_minimum_uid = 100
virtual_transport = virtual
virtual_uid_maps =
ok, the problem is that i can send email to anywhere without a problem, only by using the terminal or going through webmin to users mailboxes, nothing send through squirrel mail. when they recieve the email it has the email address in form of username@servername.my-example.ork.uk i want to get rid of the servername part.
the dns server and the email server are on the same machine, called "servername" but following an example for the MX record i put it as mail.my-example.org.uk does this matter even though the machine is not called mail, i would have though this would cause a problem? i cant send or receive through outlook using "servername" as the imap and smpt servers when creating an account and i cant receive mail to it at all from anywhere, the address is unrecognised, the smpt port is open and routed properly through our router.

thank you for taking the time on this.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:10 AM   #4
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ok an update. I can now send mail from outlook, still not able to send through squirrel mail.
to get it to send through outlook i just connected to "servername" not the mail.my-example.org.uk

still unable to receive its really doing my head in now, i did manage to get mail outwards before with outlook
never been able to receive any so far, so something is missing.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:15 AM   #5
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you do know that postfix is only the MTA (Mail Transfere Agent) and you need some kind or recieving end if you want incomming mail!
eg. a pop3 or imap server (i suggest you use cyrus 2.x)

what exactly is the issue you are having with squirrel mail (by the way - this might just be a squirrel mail config issue)
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:20 AM   #6
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If you login to your server and type `mail` at the command line. If you see all your messages that you have been sending to yourself the smtp server is working and like Nathanael says your just short of a imap/pop3 server
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:45 AM   #7
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ahh wait, hang on... its worked. god blimey its worked. i didnt alter a thing since last time, not sure how that happend. damn thats good. and client received it as well. how do i get rid of the hostname being put at front of domain name?
squirrel mail is still not sending, but i can see it received a mail from my hotmail account.

thank you so much for all your help, i just need this last bit working and then its pukka. special thanks to phil.d you been brilliant mate, very knowledgeable.

i use dovecot as my IMAP thingy and postfix as the MTA
 
Old 07-25-2005, 07:00 AM   #8
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To get rid of the hostname use the squirrelmail configuration script, in /path/to/squirrelmail/conf/ you should find a script - conf.pl, run that and choose option 2, you can then edit the domain - that should change the domain the mail comes from if I remember correctly. Also while your here you can make sure you path to sendmail is correct or change the delivery method to smtp and then use localhost:25 as your smtp server.
 
  


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