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Old 08-24-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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Question Postfix, receive e-mail

Hi all

I have question about how to receive e-mail.

We are using Mac OS X Server, is running Postfix mail service. This e-mail server is only for receive e-mail. And we will not create domain name for this. Is it possible sent e-mail to this server from outside? Suppost the WAN IP of this server is and user name is admin. Can i sent e-mail to admin@ ? Does postfix success get it? I have tried before, but it displays "Illegal address syntax" error message.

Old 08-25-2006, 03:27 AM   #2
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I think you'll find that most mail clients won't allow you to enter an IP address, as you apparently have discovered.

I tried to send a couiple of messages from an email client, but postfix doesn't seem to want to accept mails to an IP, even if I put it into mydestinations. Perhaps ask on the postfix mailing list, but I suspect you are out of luck.

Old 08-31-2006, 11:23 PM   #3
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The syntax is
The brackets are important. Whether your email client supports the syntax is another matter.

Last edited by Berhanie; 08-31-2006 at 11:24 PM.


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