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Old 07-29-2005, 08:28 AM   #1
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Emailing, easy one this

Right i have an email server configured with postfix, ill spare you the details on it for now but basically i am tryng to use outlook as the client, Now it works if i type into the email set up the IMAP server and SMTP server to connect to as
but it doesnt work if i typed in

i have a local DNS to route it thro, and its working fine since i can get it one way, but not this way.... is this something to do with the netbios name of the machine? how can i change it to the name of mail and not the ip address of the email server???

this must be dead easy to do im sure...... someone must know, i bet its one line in one file or one command isnt it??


Old 07-29-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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If I remember postfix config, it requires every hostname you want it to work as to be written directly in your config file. Add the mail. hostname.
Old 08-01-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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I found the solution to it, but it wasnt as was suggested because the postfix file already has that entry for my
For your information though, i had to edit the smb.conf file and have this entry in it
netbios name = mail

and then start the smb deamon.


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