Ubuntu 11.10 and Postfix

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by FutileFreedom, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. FutileFreedom

    FutileFreedom New Member


    I upgraded my server from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 I was also looking around on the forums to see if someone had the same issue. They didn't have the same issue but there were similar ones regarding postfix screwing up. I can receive email from outside but I can't send email to others in the domain or on other domains. When I go to send an email it asks for my password which I type in and then it asks again. After a couple times it fails out with the following image.


    I ruled out invalid password as I have always used this password. I've ruled out ports being blocked as I have checked my router and the server firewall port 25 is allowed through.

    If anyone could shed some like it would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. FutileFreedom

    FutileFreedom New Member

    Wow. I overlooked the rest of the packages. Thought it was the same one repeated. That's what I get for being overly tired.

    Thanks, Falko!
  4. FutileFreedom

    FutileFreedom New Member

    Hey there, Need help again.

    Since my installation was filled with a bunch of crap I didn't use I decided to reformat and only install what I needed. When I tried to follow this guide


    and log in with my user after I set it up, it fails.

    For these lines do I want mail.* or just the domain?
    mydestination = wikiop.in, mail.wikiop.in,  localhost, localhost.localdomain
    mydomain = wikiop.in
    myhostname = mail.wikiop.in
    I also looked at the link above and did it yet no work. Here's what I have in my transport table:
    Domain: wikiop.in
    Transport: smtp:mail.wikiop.in

    Noticed in mail.err
    Nov 1 18:11:10 wikiop imapd: futilefreedom: No such file or directory
    Nov 1 18:11:47 imapd: last message repeated 3 times
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I strongly recommend to use an FQDN such as server1.yourdomain.com or mail.yourdomain.com. If you just use yourdomain.com, you cannot use it for virtual users anymore. Make sure that the FQDN you use exists in DNS (or at least in /etc/hosts).

    Please remove the transport and restart Postfix.
  6. FutileFreedom

    FutileFreedom New Member

    Alright, I've done that to no prevail.

    [email protected]:/home/shadowmage# hostname
    [email protected]:/home/shadowmage# hostname -f
    Hosts file:
    Code:       localhost       mail.wikiop.in mail
    Part of the main.cf
    myhostname = mail.wikiop.in
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    mydestination =  wikiop.in, mail.wikiop.in, localhost, localhost.localdomain
    [email protected]:/etc/postfix# cat /etc/mailname
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Is this an Ubuntu 11.10 system? If so, did you replace the broken saslauthd packages?
  8. FutileFreedom

    FutileFreedom New Member

    Yes it is server 11.10 and yes I have reinstalled the older saslauthd packages.

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