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Old 09-12-2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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postfix - & config

I am trying to setup postfix mailserver.
My server is on Mandriva 2005.
eth0 is WAN with static IP
eth1 is LAN -

I have installed the following packages :

# Mandriva 2005LE Operating System
# postfix-2.1.5-6mdk
# fetchmail-6.2.5-10mdk
# fetchmail-daemon-6.2.5-10mdk
# procmail-3.22-5mdk
# metamail-2.7-11mdk
# courier-imap--3.0.8-5mdk
# courier-imap-pop-3.0.8-5mdk

Here is what I have achieved so far :

[varun@saamail ~]$ telnet localhost 25
Connected to (
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ESMTP Postfix (2.1.5) (Mandrakelinux)
221 Bye
Connection closed by foreign host.

[varun@saamail ~]$ telnet localhost 110
Connected to (
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK Hello there.
+OK Better luck next time.
Connection closed by foreign host.

[root@saamail varun]# telnet smtp
Connected to (
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ESMTP Postfix (2.1.5) (Mandrakelinux)
MAIL From:
250 Ok
250 Ok
354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
Hello, Bob!
Love, Varun.

250 Ok: queued as F20EB1BDBF
221 Bye
Connection closed by foreign host.
[root@saamail varun]#

My file :
# These are only the parameters changed from a default install
# see /etc/postfix/ for a commented, fuller version of this file.

# These are changed by postfix install script
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.5/README_FILES
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.5/samples
html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.5/html
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix
setgid_group = postdrop
command_directory = /usr/sbin
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
daemon_directory = /usr/lib/postfix
myhostname =
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain
mydomain =
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq.postfix
queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
mail_owner = postfix
relayhost =

# User configurable parameters

inet_interfaces = $myhostname,localhost
mynetworks =,
mynetworks_style = host
delay_warning_time = 4h
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name ($mail_version) (Mandrakelinux)
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 450
smtp-filter_destination_concurrency_limit = 2
lmtp-filter_destination_concurrency_limit = 2
smtpd_sasl_path = /etc/postfix/sasl:/usr/lib/sasl2
alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
virtual_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
canonical_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/canonical

Please let me know any correction that I need to make in

How and where do you enter mail account ?

What are the next few steps so that I am able to create an account
in Kmail - and send a mail.

Thanks in advance

Old 09-12-2005, 11:15 AM   #2
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Distribution: CentOS/Solaris(sparc)/Mandriva
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Take a look at this
Setting up a postfix, fetchmail, and courier-imap server is pretty easy but you need to understand what everything is doing. The postfix website has some good docs and the above link will get you started.


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