Help Please !!!

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by brainz, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. brainz

    brainz Member

    Hi all

    Just wanting to know what this means ???

    Also having a problem with postfix
    I can send email to all the email accounts and i can use a client and connect to postfix and i can see all the respective emails in there directories but the email will not be viewed in a email client ie outlook and Evolution.

    I even did what it says in this thread http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2

    but ti doesnt seem to make a diffference ???

    if anyone can help this would be fantastic...

    regards
    brainz :rolleyes::cool:
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2006
  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    1) The info message means that your server does not accept emails for IP addresses. This is OK.

    To your email receiving problem. Which pop3 / imap daemon do you use. If you use courier or dovecot you must switch your postfix config to use maildir.
     
  3. brainz

    brainz Member

    Hi till,

    Actually i think im using couier since dovecot will not start and it gives me a error like this... after i try and restart it...

    After doing a netstat -tap

    i get...

    So if i understand this correctly you are telling to do this....

    in my main.cf you want me to uncomment this

    Then restart postfix /etc/init.d/postfix restart

    I hope i understood you right till but i did change it and i tested the email and i still didnt recieved them back from the server ???

    regards :rolleyes::cool:
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    From your netstat output I guess you're using ipopd which uses the mbox format, so please switch back from Maildir.

    What's in the mail log when you send a message to yourself?
     
  5. brainz

    brainz Member

    Hi falko,

    In response to this....

    I guessing i have to recomment this ...

    Then i cleared the existing maillog....
    Then i sent a email to the mail account i have setup being

    postmaster [a] baktim dot com

    There are 3 other mail accounts but it fills the log and the log doesnt fit here so i only did it for one.

    and the output of the mail log is this... Im sorry but its pritty long...

    sorry dont really want to many people or more importantly bots seeing the log.

    regards
    brainz :rolleyes::cool:
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2006
  6. till

    till Super Moderator

    I think the correct setting will be to comment out both:

    Code:
    # DELIVERY TO MAILBOX
    #
    # The home_mailbox parameter specifies the optional pathname of a
    # mailbox file relative to a user's home directory. The default
    # mailbox file is /var/spool/mail/user or /var/mail/user. Specify
    # "Maildir/" for qmail-style delivery (the / is required).
    #
    #home_mailbox = Mailbox
    #home_mailbox = Maildir/
    Then restart postfix and try again.
     
  7. brainz

    brainz Member

    Hi till,

    Just a quick question !!!!

    I wanted to find out if i use Dovecot for IMAP and POP3 do i need to use what specified in the How-to [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Perfect Setup - Fedora Core 4.

    [/FONT]
    and if i dont do i have to any of the steps here :confused:
    Actually what im trying to say is if i use Dovecot do i have to use any of these steps ??
    regards
    brainz :rolleyes::cool:
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2006
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    If you want to use dovecot, you'd run

    Code:
    apt-get install cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-devel cyrus-sasl-gssapi cyrus-sasl-md5 cyrus-sasl-plain postfix dovecot
    instead of

    Code:
    apt-get install cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl-devel cyrus-sasl-gssapi cyrus-sasl-md5 cyrus-sasl-plain postfix imap
    and

    Code:
    chkconfig --levels 235 dovecot on
    instead of

    Code:
    chkconfig imap on
    chkconfig imaps on
    chkconfig ipop3 on
    chkconfig pop3s on
    The rest remains unchanged.
     
  9. brainz

    brainz Member

    Hi falko and till,

    Well i just wanted to say it took me a little while to rebuild the whole server but the email works like a charm with dovecot and maildir. Even the server sends monitoring emails to postmaster letting me know some info with regards to the server.

    Just though i would let you guys know and also wanted to let you know my appreciation for your help and also sometimes forcing me to help myself (i dont know if that made sense but anyway).... and i would say that the majority of the poeple that use this excellent site would agree with me....

    Thanks again :D;)
    regards
    brainz :rolleyes::cool:
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2006

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