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Old 09-13-2003, 03:39 AM   #1
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A good postfix guide?


I got my postfix installed but I can't configure it. Help?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 04:38 AM   #2
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hello
i have no experience on postfix, but i want to work for it, here is some my search for help installation and configuration postfix.
may u get some thing u want .
if u sucsessfull then please write a step by step guied for others from installation to configuration.


basic configuration
http://postfix.linux.it/basic.html

postfix faq
http://postfix.linux.it/faq.html

redhat how to
http://www.redhat.com/support/resour...WTO/book1.html
redhat faq
http://www.redhat.com/support/resour...x-FAQ/c22.html


Regards
 
Old 09-13-2003, 06:49 AM   #3
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I got it working, at least 50%

I can send mail, but I can't receive.

When I try to send mail from another address, the postmaster says:
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This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:

Each of the following recipients was rejected by a remote mail server.
The reasons given by the server are included to help you determine why
each recipient was rejected.

Recipient: <my@address.com>
Reason: <my@address.com>: Relay access denied
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:48 AM   #4
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any ideas?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 10:47 AM   #5
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Well, it would appear that your ability to relay the messages thru your isp's mailserver are rejected. Remember that you are using an MTA(mail txfer agent) as opposed to an MUA(mail user agent-like your mail reader-mutt, pine, Kmail, etc). I was floored by the fact that, while I was setting up my Postfix for the first time(two comps, little home lan) that the reject notices my ISP(earthlink) kept sending me were run thru THEIR Postfix server. Try to google for "'your-isp'+reject+relay". See if others have the same trouble
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:09 PM   #6
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Can you post up your main.cf so we can see what you've changed and what you haven't?

Have you created/setup ANY aliases yet? If you don't know what I mean, then it's likely 'no'

Here's the Documentation provided by Postfix:
http://www.postfix.org/basic.html
http://www.postfix.org/docs.html

HTH

Cool
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:12 PM   #7
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I havent changed ANYTHING yet
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:43 PM   #8
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BTW, a postfix LinuxAnswer should be coming soon

--jeremy
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:43 PM   #9
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Well in that case...

You'll need/want to read/follow/edit the main.cf to change those things pertaining to you sending and recieving mail.

Follow your documentation that comes with the postfix source, and also the documents referred to above. If you have any specific questions regarding a directive that isn't well defined (I can't think of one right now) feel free to post up about it.

You need to, at the VERY least, edit the hostname and mydomain variables to your hostname and domain.

HTH

Cool
 
  


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