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Old 10-20-2005, 07:23 AM   #1
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Postfix - Receiving Mail

I am working on setting up Postfix on a Suse 9.1 system, and I am having trouble receiving mail. As I understand it, I need POP3/IMAP software in order to receive email. I initially thought that it would still go to Pine, but I was apparently wrong. It won't go to Pine, right?

If the case is that I need POP3 software, then what software do you recommend considering I am new to setting up email servers? Mail will need to be delivered to about 10 clients.

As a note, I am able to send mail perfectly fine.
Old 10-21-2005, 01:53 AM   #2
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did you go into the domains controls and set the mx server to point at your mail servers ip?

if your behind a firewall, did you foward port 25 to the correct machine?

you should be able to recive the mail on the server, and read it in a shell with pine.

you only need imap/pop3 in order to connect to the mail server and download the mail to other machines. yes, you probally want to do this, but to strictlly send and recive mail on the server, and read it locally, you dont need them

there are some good tutorials for mail servers in the "tutorials" section of lq.
Old 10-21-2005, 07:20 AM   #3
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My MX record is set up, and I am able to forward the mail using the virtual table back to a valid external email account ( I still can't receive mail in Pine for some reason. I know it is how my virtual table is set up. Basically, my website host is forwarding all to the mail server, and from there I need to bring it in to Pine. Any ideas?
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I finally got this working. Thanks!


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