LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2004, 06:23 AM   #1
leongoogs
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0, Mandrake 9.1 9.2
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 16
Mozilla mail and postfix problem


Still learning

Using Mandrake 9.2 Postfix and Mozilla 1.5
I seem to have stopped my Mozilla mail from working .
I was looking thought the logs and found that it was recommended that /var/spool/mail have
it's rights changed to 1770 which I did . From that point Mozilla mail
doesn't seem to receive mail any longer. At least I think that is what's caused
it ?? That is the only change that I have done about the time when the email
stopped ?
1/ Can someone tell me what their /var/spool/mail directory and file rights are
so I can double check ?

I have manually sent email messages to postfix on port 25 and it tells me that
they are queued. Mozilla mail doesn't pick them up.

I have tried to recover from a backup but that hasn't changed anything either.
Outgoing mail still works fine.

Where does postfix que these not yet displayed messages ?


PPS

Well just got all the test emails delivered in one rush plus
a duplicate of all the other emails in my inbox ? The
mail account settings say check for mail every 5 mins
but I have been at this for hours. What determines when
emails are xfered from postfix to mozilla ? Is there a
cron job squirreled away somewhere that does it or do
I still have a problem ??

Last edited by leongoogs; 07-22-2004 at 06:56 AM.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
eeried
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Xubuntu Dapper - Debian Etch - Puppy Linux
Posts: 136

Rep: Reputation: 15
I can't answer the questions in your second message but here's what I can say, hoping it helps you solve the problem if not understand it...

Never had any problem with Moz and Postfix, but here's my unedited permissions: here as you can see /var/spool/mail is a link to /var/mail:

...~$ ls -la /var/spool/mail
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Jan 21 2004 /var/spool/mail -> ../mail
~$ ls -la /var/mail
total 1
drwxrwsr-x 2 root mail 48 Jul 6 10:50 .
drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 336 Jan 21 2004 ..

I'm not sure these permissions as set by my distro (Libranet) are the right ones
as far as security is concerned, maybe somebody can help us ? but at least this seems to be working in Mozilla and Thunderbird.

Cheers,
 
Old 08-03-2004, 10:51 PM   #3
leongoogs
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0, Mandrake 9.1 9.2
Posts: 23

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
Thanks for the reply and help . Mail and file authorities
are OK . Turns out the ISP had a mailserver box go down.
Thus causing the rush of messages when a new box got
put on line. Still can't figure why my hotmail test messages
didn't get delivered direct to my own MDA. I am guessing
hotmail was having a clogged up moment at the same time
that put me on the wrong track.
Thanks again.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 02:31 AM   #4
wijnands
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 15
Postfix is pretty clear in it's logging. If you got problems like these it's often a good idea to keep a tail -f on your maillog while you are tinkering with your client.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with Postfix Mail Server Fr33B5D Linux - Networking 1 09-01-2005 04:41 PM
Postfix send mail problem(In RH9, kernal 2.4.20, postfix 2.1.5) minor Linux - General 4 07-11-2005 09:12 PM
problem receiving pop3 mail from postfix mail server GEN_Electric Linux - Software 2 02-14-2005 02:43 PM
postfix forwarding mail problem smurfix Linux - Software 2 11-08-2004 08:57 PM
postfix incoming mail problem punker22 Linux - Networking 1 07-17-2004 12:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration