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Old 06-29-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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Postfix weird mail sending

I've just installed postfix according to :

Now.. the problem is that it only creates the mail folder for root, and stranager... instead of announcing new mail, all mail is redirected to /var/spool/mail/root ..
Running Sarge 3.1 configured by the above tut.
Old 06-29-2006, 05:10 PM   #2
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RIPs, it would make life easier if you posted your (not sure where it is in Slackwhere, but in Fedora it's in /etc/postfix).

My initial thought is to question whether or not you followed the lines

postconf -e 'home_mailbox = Maildir/'
postconf -e 'mailbox_command ='

since I'd have expected root's mail to go into /root/Maildir rather than /var/spool/mail/root.

Have a look in and look for the "home_mailbox" setting for a start.


Old 06-30-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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Fist of all, thanks for your reply
I have checked the Maildir and all looks ok. Even more, the /new/ folder is full with new mail from tiger. Why won't I receive mail from mutt or mail?

PS: running debian sarge 3.1... this is the debian forum. .right ?

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postconf -n would help so we can see your config settings..

and I think the confusion was your profile says Slackware-current under Distribution and doesn't mention Debian



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