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Old 02-09-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
waskelton4
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Postfix DNS MX question.. receiving mail.


Hey group,

I have a Suse Enterprise 9 server running postfix on our intranet and am working on getting it setup as a mail to fax gateway using hylafax. hylafax is up and running fine. I've made the modifications to file to make postfix forward emails to hylafax to be faxed out to fax machines.

My problem now is that I'm not sure how to get postfix to accept mail being sent to it. I don't need to have any email addresses that are available to the internet. (in fact i'd prefer they not be) Currently there is no DNS or MX entry for the server. do I HAVE to have one if the mail is coming from the same source every time?

please let me know if i'm not making any sense or if you need some more info..

thanks
Will
 
Old 02-09-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you are running an SMTP mail server (postfix) to receive e-mail from any person over the Internet you must have a domain name hosted somewhere with an MX record pointing to your server. However, you can run postfix without a FQDN as an internal LAN mail server. You could then use fetchmail to get the mail from a POP3 account help with someone else.

Hope this makes sense.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Dudydoo
If you are running an SMTP mail server (postfix) to receive e-mail from any person over the Internet you must have a domain name hosted somewhere with an MX record pointing to your server. However, you can run postfix without a FQDN as an internal LAN mail server. You could then use fetchmail to get the mail from a POP3 account help with someone else.

Hope this makes sense.
Almost..

The email will be always sent from a webserver.

Currently I can check the users' mail accounts directly on the linux box (using webmin) but I can't get mail into those boxes from outside the server.. only from inside the server and that is my main problem..

further.. when all is said and done i won't actually need to check the email.. it will have been forwarded on to the fax server and faxed away. but i'm gonna have to take care of that when i get mail into the mailboxes first..

how can i get postfix to accept mail without the FQDN on my internal lan? where do i start to do that?

many thanks
will
 
Old 02-09-2006, 04:30 PM   #4
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is the webserver on a seperate machine?
 
Old 02-09-2006, 04:31 PM   #5
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yes
it is....
 
  


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