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Old 10-19-2002, 08:20 PM   #1
SeanBoz
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Question newb setting up mail server needs HELP


I'm a real newbie, who needs to get a mail server running and be able to use authorization, and mailing lists.
I have installed RH 8.0, and have attempted to make it a mail server. I have gone into the main.cf, and done the configuring of the postfix. I am able to send mail out, but how do I get it to accept mail from outside the localhost domain?
I am not able to get postfix to start either. I type in postfix start, and it says bash: postfix command not found.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
SeanBoz
 
Old 10-19-2002, 08:40 PM   #2
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Re: newb setting up mail server needs HELP

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I am not able to get postfix to start either. I type in postfix start, and it says bash: postfix command not found.
Any help would be appreciated.
To startup postfix you need to do a /etc/rc.d/init.d/postfix start
 
Old 10-20-2002, 10:46 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Thanks. That worked

Now how to test if the box works? I should be able to telnet to port 25 and send a message, right? then from there I should be able to send email. How do I go about testing to see if it accepts incoming mail?

Thanks in advance

--SeanBoz
 
Old 10-20-2002, 12:50 PM   #4
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When you telnet to port 25 you should be able to send a message. The other way: send a mail to this machine for any other. Your mail server should accept something like user@192.168.0.3, for example. Of course, use the right IP and the right user name.

Last edited by Mara; 10-20-2002 at 12:52 PM.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 09:42 PM   #5
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ok. Thanks for all of the wonderful help.
I was able to telnet into port 25, and when I tried to send mail from this session to an outside address I got the following error invalid route address.
My question is this. I will have to go into main.cf and configure it so that the domain that I wanted to send to is included. Is this correct?
Also how do I set up the feature that ask for authorization from users who are authorized to use this mail server?

Thanks in advance.

--SeanBoz
 
  


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