I've got a server running 9.10, and I'm having a few issues with SMTP. It's got Postfix and Dovecot installed, and eventually I'll add content filtering, but I need to get past this issue first.
I know there's a lot of posts out there for Postfix issues, but I haven'tbeen able to find one specific to my issue.
IMAP and POP3 work fine through SSL, and the server can send mail without any problems. That's all fine and dandy, but I need to utilize an e-mail client (like evolution or outlook). Everytime I set up a user in Evolution, the smtp connection times out, or is refused. I know it's not a firewall issue. Port 25 is open, as well as 465. So I should be able to connect through SSL. I want to be able to connect through SMTP using the same credentials as IMAP.
everytime I get things rolling, this issue pops up. I don't know if it's something I'm setting up wrong in the client, or if it's a configuration error on my part in postfix.
I'm also having a bit of an issue with my aliases. I've basically got a lot of addresses going to root, then root going to the main user, but it's not actually delivering the mail to the main user. It sends it straight to root.
I have just built an internal postfix server for sending mail only, it's not accessible outside our network. I will be sending from our domain, Rewriting the from field to abc.com is turned on in the postfix config. A friend is telling me this will not work as they will do reverse lookups on our domain. What does this mean? Obviously the domain the email is sent from is a valid domain. If they do a lookup from the IP the mail came from it would be global crossing, our internet provider? These outbound emails are critical client reports, I want to make sure they are not seen as spam.
configuring my postfix server to send mail over smtps port 465. My ISP (as is the case with many ISPs), is blocking outbound SMTP, so I need to configure postfix to relay my mail out through my ISPs SMTP servers.
I was able to get it to work with gmail, which uses port 587, by using SASL: [URL] but that configuration is less than ideal as gmail drops the "reply to" address so when people receive my email, it looks like it's from gmail instead of from my server.
If I use my ISP SMTP servers as a relay the "reply to" address is not stripped, but the relay uses ssl over port 465 instead of TLS. According to the SASL readme:
Postfix does not deliver mail via TCP port 465 (the obsolete "wrappermode" protocol). See TLS_README for a solution that uses the "stunnel" command.
I've looked at the TLS_README and can't figure out what I need to do. how to configure this?
I recently created a webserver to host my website, using a Ubuntu 8.10 based system. (With some help from my experienced brother of course).I now want to create a mailserver to go along with my website. In setting up postfix to work with gmail smtp servers, I ran into a lot of permission errors.
I have been faithfully following the postfix/sasl/etc install docs from [URL] and seem to have hit a minor snag with SASL authentication for SMTP. KMail cryptically leaves me with a generic auth fail notice and tailing the mail logs gives me
so i set out to change the default smtp port the server uses because my ISP blocks port 25 and i need the email to work in outlook. this morning i could receive email, but not send it. so i did some research and thought that i needed to edit the master.cf file in /etc/postfix/ by commenting out this line: smtp inet n - n - - smtpd -oand replace it with587 inet n - n - - smtpd (587 being the port i want to use)somewhere along the lines postfix server stopped running and now i cannot get it to start.if i try using SSH it crashes immediately and if i restart it in simple control panel nothing happens
I have searched through piles of postfix and sendmail documentation but I'm not sure of the terminology to describe what I want to do so I'm never sure what solutions are workable. Null client, relay hosts. What I have already is a RHEL postfix server which sends and receives email. What I want to do is add a second postfix server to the network. The second server should accept only ssl smtp mail and forward it on to the main postfix server. Users shouldn't use it for normal internal sending/receiving. It's only to allow me to support ssl smtp from people working out of the office without messing about with the main postfix server. I thought a Null Client sounded likely but I don't think it will accept mail. Is it a relay host I'm trying to configure? Any pointers on configuring something to just accept secure smtp and forward?
I'm trying to use different MTA servers (one for each domain) on the same public IP and port (25). Here I attach a graphic of my idea, to have a Postfix server that receives all incoming mail from internet, and relays to different local servers. esquema_mta-dns.jpg How can be configured the "Relayer MTA" ?
make install then i got this error: postfix: fatal: chdir(/usr/libexec/postfix): No such file or directory make: *** [install] Error 1 I don't understand why it's checking the usr/libexec folder for the daemons although I've set the folder to /opt/product/postfix-2.6.5/libexec in the makefile. Here is also the cat of my makedefs.out:
I currently have a personal use server setup in my home and would like to be able to send emails from my domain name.
At&t blocks the standard ports used so some form of forwarding would have to be used. I've looked at other guides and followed them to the key but it appears I'm always missing something.
So my question here is could anyone write a detailed guide from start to finish on how to install a postfix server behind an at&t connection complete with MX record and firewall configuration information?
I installed webmin + postfix + dovecot + sasl2-bin to get a webserver running. I have fixed all the problems, but there is still one. I am totally new to sasl, so I am sorry if I made a stupid mistake.
Thunderbird gives the following error when trying to send mail: Sending of message failed. The message could not be sent because the connection to the SMTP server mail.virovene.org was lost in the middle of the transaction. Try again later or contact your network administrator. mail.err Apr 28 23:33:18 virovene postfix/smtpd: fatal: no SASL authentication mechanisms
I'm running Postfix primarily as a local email server. There is no email coming in from other machines, and there are no other machines using it to send mail. But I'd like it to be able to send mail. I use Evolution for my normal email stuff, and it's configured to send mail to my ISP's smtp server, and that's working fine. But I occasionally send mail from the command line, using the "mail" or "mutt" utilities. (Mutt because the standard mail doesn't support attachments.) These don't use Evolution's configuration, they depend upon whatever is listening to port 25 - and that's Postfix. So all I should need to do is to give Postfix the smtp server, user name, and password. My problem is that Postfix has voluminous documentation online, and I haven't been able to find this simple configuration in it.
I'm working on configuring a mail server on Ubuntu 8.04 using Postfix 2.5.1 and Courier 0.59.0. I don't want to have to open up specific networks for SMTP relaying, so I want my server to require authenticated SMTP sessions. I'm just confused on how to do this. Here's my main.cf file from Postfix:
It seems like getting this enabled is way more complicated than I expected, assuming I'm not on the wrong path.
I have postfix installed on my computer to let scripts send email. I want to use my isp as the smtp server. In /etc/postfix/main.cf I have told postfix to use gmail as my smtp server using "relayhost = outgoing.verizon.net". However, when I send an email, it gets returned. The full email is included below (my server's address has been replaced with ***.com).
I believe that I need to authenticate to [URL]... from postfix, but I am not sure how to add these directives to the config file.
I just finish install & setup postfix & spamassasin. I can send & received email from my local area network. i already install webmail client & I can send received. When using my pda from outside my network I can received but I just can send email to my domain only. For other domain it's error relay access denied. Here my postfix configuration.
I recently moved over user from an old box running postfix(v 2.0.16) over to rhel 6 running postfix (v mail_version = 2.6.6). ive tried to make sure all the files are of correct permissions and that the main.cf file is configured corectly. However there is something wrong as when i run postfix: service postfix server i get no error but when checking the status:service postfix status i get: master dead but pid file exists Looking into /var/log/mailog i find this line being the issue:
I've tried googling this, and am having trouble finding something that doesn't end up being dizzying or confusing.
I was wondering if anybody could provide me with a concise, conclusive answer/guide.
I have a set of servers which require redundant SMTP relay. The first two of their SMTP relays are their own SMTP servers, and as such, are not dependable in the event that their network/servers go down. Their monitoring software runs on their machines as well, and uses the SMTP servers they themselves host.
I need to set up an external SMTP relay box that they can use to relay their monitoring alerts/admin notices in the case that their mailservers go down.
I have a company exchange server with pop/imap support @ my disposal but, unfortunately, that box runs Windows and does not permit any changes to services or additional software to add for the purposes of relaying clients.
So now, I need to create a dedicated linux box that can act as a relay to send email coming from the monitoring/admin/alert software in case their first two smtp servers have gone down.
But I fully have my server and everything up, MySQL, PHP5, Apache2, Postfix, Courier, SQMail, can't remember what else atm.
I installed mailx and used the mail command to send an email to my external email address, worked just fine. sent it to another email, worked as well.
But the problem is, I do 'telnet localhost 25' to test it like they say, it connects. I run 'ehlo localhost' Nothing happens.
I've tried setting it up with Thunderbird on my home pc and it connects to the IMAP & POP servers just fine, but it cannot establish a connection with SMTP, I've tried changing the SMTP port to other ones, still no luck.
I am using the Postfix SMTP server for sending emails. However I just did a default installation and subsequently someone is sending spam using my SMTP server. I would like some help on securing my Postfix server and to block these mischievous emails being sent from my server.
I'm hoping someone here can help, as I've been beating my head on the wall for a week now with little advancement. I've found a number of tutorials on setting this up, however none of them have gotten me 100% of the way there. Here's my situation: home-based Fedora server (Core 8), running sendmail 8.14.2-1. Connecting to hosting company's smtp server over port 587, to bypass Verizon's blocking of port 25.
My /etc/mail/sendmail.mc file looks like this (comment lines removed):Quote:
I'm trying to set up my postfix server to relay mail (via a php cms) using Gmail's smtp on my account, but for some reason, Gmail returns an error code that StartTLS must be sent first, my postfix main.cnf file can be found at pastebin, because of this forum's text length I cannot paste my postfix main.cnf file as can be seen I have everything set and configured for Gmail, but postfix (for some unseen reason) can not send StartTLS. [URL].