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Old 08-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
raktri4u
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send-mail error


Hey to all,
I am having a mail problem in fc6 box .Now the scene is that when i am mailing to anyone for testing its giving ---


send-mail: fatal: file /etc/postfix/main.cf: parameters mail_owner and setgid_group: user postfix and group postdrop have the same group ID: 3003

One more issue related with this is when i am restarting the service of the sendmail then its giving this error---


service sendmail restart
Shutting down sm-client: [FAILED]
Shutting down sendmail: [FAILED]
Starting sendmail: sendmail: fatal: file /etc/postfix/main.cf: parameters mail_owner and setgid_group: user postfix and group postdrop have the same group ID: 3003
[FAILED]
Starting sm-client: sendmail: fatal: file /etc/postfix/main.cf: parameters mail_owner and setgid_group: user postfix and group postdrop have the same group ID: 3003
[FAILED]



Can anyone help me on this error??
will appreciate for the help
Thanks
Rak
 
Old 08-06-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
forubu
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Location: Trondheim, Norway
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Here's a hint from the postfix website.
Quote:
In order to install or upgrade Postfix
Create a user "postfix" with a unique user id and group id. Preferably, this is an account that no-one can log into. The account does not need an executable login shell, and needs no existing home directory.
postfix:*:12345:12345: postfix: /no/where:/no/shell
Make sure there is a corresponding alias in /etc/aliases
postfix: root
Create a group "postdrop" with a group id that is not used by any other user account. Not even by the postfix user account.
postdrop:*:54321:
I says postdrop group should not be used by any other user account.
That's also what your error message says.

Good luck with the rest.
 
  


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