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Old 03-18-2008, 05:58 AM   #1
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postfix main.cf and master.cf configuration


hello all
im doing my PHD and require to setup a fedora mail server

please any one hep me how to create the configurations which allow to me to use the Microsoft outlook as example to send and receive mails
 
Old 03-18-2008, 05:59 AM   #2
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there is nothing client specific at all about postfix configuration. a default install will work with outlook as it's smtp server just like any other SMTP client.
 
Old 03-18-2008, 06:05 AM   #3
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what is the default configuration please
 
Old 03-18-2008, 06:30 AM   #4
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the one that is there without you doing anything...
 
Old 03-18-2008, 06:58 AM   #5
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my question is what the configuration which i have to do to create my own mail server
the first step which to install postfix and its already done
and i had set my parameters in main.cf but there are some error
so any one have this step then i can retry

thanks
 
Old 03-18-2008, 07:56 AM   #6
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Rtfm

Postfix has excellent documentation online (for example http://www.postfix.org/BASIC_CONFIGU...ME.html#syntax).

I doubt that anyone will be able to help until you give some information on what you have changed in the configuration, what error messages did show up on the command-line and/or logfiles, etc.

Is it a local setup between a Linux and Windows computer? Is your mailserver online? Has the ISP assigned the DNS MX record properly? What makes you think that the problem is due to the postfix configuration?

Other than that, for a functional email-server it is entirely irrelevant if the client is Microsoft Outlook or something else.

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Old 03-19-2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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when i run service postfix status it give me
master is stopped

then i can not restart or stop postfix

any idea ?
 
Old 03-19-2008, 08:57 AM   #8
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how can you stop or restart something that is already stopped??? you can start something that's stopped, i'm used to that, but stopping a stopped thing, that would require some quantum fiddling or something for that to make any sense.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 10:04 AM   #9
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while it is running i can not restart
at the fist time its response when i start it but later ( restart | stop | reload) all FAILED
 
Old 03-19-2008, 10:15 AM   #10
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i'll explain all the problem

firstly i want to set up a small mail server for my test, the first step i install postfix, then edit /etc/postfix/main.cf
to but my parameters.
after i save and start the postfix its already run but later i can not stop or restart or reload postfix
and when i check the status the message display is master (pid 2860) is running

this is my problem
i can not complete the configuration and start the local mail server up

so any solution for this problem
 
Old 03-19-2008, 10:18 AM   #11
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ok, well what actually happens when you try to restart? show us the *actual* output etc... is there anything in yoru /var/log/maillog file?
 
  


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