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Old 07-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Postfix Dovecot Server Names


I have almost got Postfix and Dovecot working the problem is I have no idea where I set the names. I have probably got the wrong terms. At the moment Postfix and dovecot are available on:

mydomain.net 110 for pop 25 for SMTP. I need to add

smpt.mydomain.net
pop.mydomain.net
or
mail.mydomain.net

I have no idea where to set it. Mail clients do not like it without especially Thunderbird. Gmail works but that's all.

Robert...
 
Old 07-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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you don't need to add them anywhere. What doesn't thunderbird like about using the mydomain.net name?? If you want to make the server available by other names, that would go on your DNS service, whatever that is.
 
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you don't need to add them anywhere. What doesn't thunderbird like about using the mydomain.net name?? If you want to make the server available by other names, that would go on your DNS service, whatever that is.
From what I can see Thunderbird must have something.mydomain.com and the same for eM Client. Gmail is better as whilst it will do the same it lets you edit it on error.

Presume you meed my local DNS but have no idea of implementing it.

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no, i mean your remote DNS, whatever is used to resolve these names in the big wide web... unless this is all local to one machine, in which case entires in /etc/hosts will suffice
 
Old 07-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #5
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no, i mean your remote DNS, whatever is used to resolve these names in the big wide web... unless this is all local to one machine, in which case entires in /etc/hosts will suffice
Thanks for that I seen to have a lot to learn on this.

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