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Old 04-30-2001, 11:59 AM   #1
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As the subject states, I want to instal and config my
slackware server to send/recieve mail with postfix.
I've got the latest files and my server running slack
even has a public IP and I controll the DNS for my
domains (3 different domains)

I've tried to follow all help files and how-to's I can
find, and it seems that I've got postfix up and running
sort of.
My last problem is recieving mail and how to disable
sendmail or other things that has to be disabled.

So, any of you with an good how-to or some tips on that
last bit?

Thanks in advance.
Old 09-01-2001, 03:16 AM   #2
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How did you setup control for your own domain name service????? And who did you use????
Old 09-02-2001, 12:04 PM   #3
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Sorry for not updating my post here.
I have now manged to install postfix to work.

To answer you question first I host my linux server
at a local ISP. Which provide me with free DNS and free
access for my server (It's a deal with a friend who works there).
(I have acccess to change any entry in the zone fie for my domains in that DNS too)
Hope that answered you question.

Now I find my self in another problem.
I've addedd a mailaccount. Adduser and a entry in virtual and canonical and the domain listed in the relay_domains file.
And used postmap and makemap to update virtual.db and canonical.db files then postfix reload. It worked..but even if I
add a new "mailbox" (repeated all the abow) it doesn't work.

Well, it works...but it delivers the mail to the root account...
I've never got this problem before and not changed anything in any config file...

Anyone who can hit me in the head with something hard so I can figure out what I've done / not done right here?

Again, Thank you for any reply.
Old 09-02-2001, 05:57 PM   #4
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Do you have a pop3 or imap service running.. Otherwise you're not gonna recieve any mails..

and can't you just uninstall sendmail?
Old 09-03-2001, 02:58 AM   #5
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Hi Q25

Yes, my server is running pop3 the serivce.
But I also from time to time access the shel directly
from the server.

I've already uninstalled Sendmail as the postfix install told me to.

For your info, I took a backup of all my config files and deleted the old ones and created new files from scratch. It now seems to work. I don't know where to problem was, but I think it might be in the old .db files

Thank you all for your kind answers.


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