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Old 02-11-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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postfix file

Hello all.

i'm trying to setup a small test inside an internal network to get a linux email server working.

i just have two computers and all i want to do is send a test email between them using my linux box as an email server. so far i've installed postfix and i've setup the file to reflect a fake domain name called

now what i'm trying to figure out is what i should edit into my file to get the whole thing started??

do i have to specify my domain name in and a subdomain as well??

this is what i've cooked up so far, however i keep getting errors when i attempt to start the postfix service.

mydomain =
myorigin = $mydomain
inet_interfaces = $myhostname, localhost
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, localhost, $mydomain
home_mailbox = Maildir/

its telling me that its unreasonable macro calls in localhost?
have i missed something?

can anyone give me any advice to steer me in the right direction? i'm completely lost on this subject.

thank you so much for any help.
Old 02-12-2007, 06:04 AM   #2
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been trying to set up my own mail server for a few days now. finaly got postfix working, so i can show you my file, perhaps that will help you.

myhostname =
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination =, localhost.localdomain, localhost.localdomain, localhost,
relayhost =
mynetworks =
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all
home_mailbox = Maildir/

Last edited by mvp; 02-12-2007 at 08:29 AM.


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