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Old 09-14-2003, 11:26 AM   #1
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so close on postfix, please help!!!

Hi all again...

I have set up postfix and can now send email from any computer in the network to the internet no problem.

However I am still having problems receiving.

I can receive email if I send from network user, ie using account which sends through my postfix smtp - to

I can then pop my postfix server and retrieve the email from any comp in the network.

But when I try and send to from an outside account, for exapmle my hotmail account I get an error from hotmail. The hotmail message does not seem to detail what went wrong.

When I checked my /var/log/emaillog I noticed errors such as the following:

Sep 15 00:08:28 horus postfix/smtpd[24743]: connect from[]
Sep 15 00:08:28 horus postfix/smtpd[24743]: fatal: net/mask pattern has a non-null host portion; specify if this is really what you want
Sep 15 00:08:29 horus postfix/master[24416]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24743 exit status 1
Sep 15 00:08:29 horus postfix/master[24416]: warning: /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd: bad command startup -- throttling

I thought at least this shows that my dns server is correctly pointing any incoming email to my mail server....

I then changed the /etc/postfix/ -- mynetworks = to instead of , the error above does not appear anymore, but now nothing appears, no error and no mail in /var/spool/mail/ ?? Hotmail is still giving a delivery error?

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance
Old 09-14-2003, 02:53 PM   #2
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