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Old 13th July 2009, 22:29
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Question Virtual user postfix mailserver problems

Hey, first off.. just wanted to thank you guys for the awesome site, this may be my first post, but i've been enjoying the site for years..

I followed falko's post on installing/configuring postfix with virtual users on ubuntu 9.04, I'm at work currently, but when I get home I can give more detailed configuration file dumps and error logs etc.. so please let me know what will help..

Anyway I followed another guide to install straight up postfix with system users etc, and quickly realized when there was another option for virtual users, that would be better.. so i tried to uninstall/remove completely all the old stuff, but I think i may have botched it somehow because I followed the virtual user tutorial to a t and it's not working..

first off.. falko says in the tutorial that when you telnet into the smtp port, and ehlo, you should see 250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN, mine has other options, wondering if that has anything to do with it..

netcat localhost 25
220 domain.com ESMTP Postfix (Ubuntu)
ehlo domain.com
250-SIZE 10240000
250 DSN
But when i send mail to a virtual user, it doesn't create any folders in /home/vmail, and of course when I try and login to pop etc, I get something like ERR chdir Directory not found.. any thoughts?

Also I have no problem wiping all this stuff clean so i can restart the tutorial with a fresh slate.. but thinking maybe a past configuration is making its way through, so how would i do that?

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Old 13th July 2009, 22:34
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Oh i forgot, the only thing i realized i skipped was disabling apparmor.. didn't do that until the second time he mentioned disabling it as it was installed as a dependency, that have anything to do with it?..
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Old 14th July 2009, 14:14
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What's in /etc/postfix/main.cf?
Did you compare all other configuration files with the ones from the tutorial?
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Old 14th July 2009, 19:01
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whew, got it to work.. i was going crazy thinking about it at work yesterday, just had to get home and dive in..

the problem with directories etc not working.. the mysql*.cf config files had permissions problems,

and as far as me not having "AUTH PLAIN LOGIN".. that was because i mistyped /etc/postfix/sasl/smtpd.conf as /etc/postfix/sasl/smtp.conf

ok, so i can receive mails fine, but i think my outbound 25 is getting blocked.. having problems sending to gmail.. get to call my ISP yay!

anyways thanks for the quick response.. just got some things to work out now
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