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Old 21st February 2007, 04:30
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Question Fedora Core 5 Perfect Setup - Postfix problem

I started with my first Linux server with RedHat 9.0. I have Fedora 1.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 and now I am trying to create my first mail server. I followed the C5 Perfect Setup. I deviated a couple of times and ran into problems so I wiped the disk and this time I followed to the letter. (I think.)

However, I can not get the mail server to accept the mail and deliver it to the users. I am not planning to install ISPConfig so I followed the steps below. and it doesn't work.

If you do not want to install ISPConfig, then you must configure Postfix to deliver emails to a user's Maildir:

postconf -e 'home_mailbox = Maildir/'
postconf -e 'mailbox_command ='
/etc/init.d/postfix restart

I checked the directories for the users and there is no Maildir in the users directories.

I even tried the following to create a directory to no avail.

echo "hello" | mail root
echo "hello" | mail terry


The rest of the installation was great! Thanks for your efforts!

Here is tha

queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
command_directory = /usr/sbin
daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/postfix
mail_owner = postfix
myhostname =
mydomain =
myorigin = $mydomain
inet_interfaces = all
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, localhost
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
debug_peer_level = 2
debugger_command =
xxgdb $daemon_directory/$process_name $process_id & sleep 5
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq.postfix
setgid_group = postdrop
html_directory = no
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.2.8/samples
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.2.8/README_FILES
smtpd_sasl_local_domain =
smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_sasl_authenticated,permit_mynetworks,reject _unauth_destination
smtpd_tls_auth_only = no
smtp_use_tls = yes
smtpd_use_tls = yes
smtp_tls_note_starttls_offer = yes
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/ssl/smtpd.key
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/ssl/smtpd.crt
smtpd_tls_CAfile = /etc/postfix/ssl/cacert.pem
smtpd_tls_loglevel = 1
smtpd_tls_received_header = yes
smtpd_tls_session_cache_timeout = 3600s
tls_random_source = dev:/dev/urandom
home_mailbox = Maildir/
mailbox_command =
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