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Old 03-30-2015, 06:30 AM   #1
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[Email] I can't send email from my server


Hi,

As I try to send an email with following command:
Code:
 echo "this is a test" | mail -s "Test" thomas.2004@mycom.com
I got nothing.

I check the postfix and it's ok. I check the port with
Code:
netstat -ntpl  |grep "127.0.0.1"
and I get:
Code:
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:2528              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      30157/java
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:4449              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      30157/java
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:7079              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      30157/java
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:4455              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      30157/java
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:199               0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      2579/snmpd
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:6990              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      30157/java
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:3447              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      30157/java
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:6999              0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      30157/java
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:25                0.0.0.0:*                   LISTEN      2741/master
This must be OK, right?

Last edited by thomas2004ch; 03-30-2015 at 06:38 AM.
 
Old 03-30-2015, 06:35 AM   #2
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Check /var/log/maillog and see if there's anything in the logs.
 
Old 03-30-2015, 06:44 AM   #3
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You have to set configuration files of postfix for each email address. Search web it has many examples.
 
Old 03-30-2015, 06:51 AM   #4
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Quote:
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Check /var/log/maillog and see if there's anything in the logs.
I've checked but there is no any log.

By another linux server where I can send email succeffully, I can see log in the /var/log/maillog.
 
Old 03-30-2015, 07:43 AM   #5
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what's the output of:
Code:
postqueue -p
 
Old 03-30-2015, 07:48 AM   #6
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The output look as follow:
Code:
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C93CE700D8*  223216 Mon May  5 04:02:04  root@s001is35-test.ad001.mycom.grp

D96DF701B0*  114259 Fri Dec  5 04:02:02  root@s001is35-test.ad001.mycom.grp

DBB887009C*  114444 Tue Jan  6 04:02:03  root@s001is35-test.ad001.mycom.grp

EB6BF70132*  114052 Sun Aug 10 04:02:03  root@s001is35-test.ad001.mycom.grp

187C8701A5*  184203 Tue Apr 29 04:02:03  root@s001is35-test.ad001.mycom.grp

The date are quit strange.
 
Old 03-30-2015, 07:51 AM   #7
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Ok, so mails are sitting in the queue, you might find the test mails you tried to send at the end of the queue.

And you say there's NOTHING in /var/log/maillog? Do you mean that it's empty or that you couldn't see anything related to the mails you tried to send?
 
Old 03-31-2015, 01:59 AM   #8
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Sorry for the late reply.

I mean there is no any log written in to the mailog.


But as I use the following command:
Code:
echo "Test mail" | mail -vvv -s "Test mail" thomas.2004@mycom.com
I see follwoing in console:
Code:
Mail Delivery Status Report will be mailed to <root>.
and following in the maillog:
Code:
...
Mar 31 08:58:53 s001is35-test postfix/cleanup[28285]: fatal: open database /etc/postfix/recipient_canonical.db: Invalid argument
Mar 31 08:58:54 s001is35-test postfix/master[4081]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/cleanup pid 28285 exit status 1
Mar 31 08:58:54 s001is35-test postfix/master[4081]: warning: /usr/libexec/postfix/cleanup: bad command startup -- throttling
...
Seems the db is corrupt?
 
Old 03-31-2015, 05:30 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thomas2004ch View Post
Code:
...
Mar 31 08:58:53 s001is35-test postfix/cleanup[28285]: fatal: open database /etc/postfix/recipient_canonical.db: Invalid argument
Mar 31 08:58:54 s001is35-test postfix/master[4081]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/cleanup pid 28285 exit status 1
Mar 31 08:58:54 s001is35-test postfix/master[4081]: warning: /usr/libexec/postfix/cleanup: bad command startup -- throttling
...
Seems the db is corrupt?
Fix that first and then keep trying and checking maillog
 
Old 04-08-2015, 03:20 AM   #10
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I solved the porblem now. I did as follow:

(i) stop postfix:

# service postfix stop

(ii) remove the hash map file:

# rm /etc/postfix/recipient_canonical.db

(iii) generate the hash map file:

# postmap /etc/postfix/recipient_canonical

(iv) start postfix:

# service postfix start
 
Old 04-08-2015, 04:57 AM   #11
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Cool, glad you got sorted.
 
  


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