Postfix is a free and open-source mail transfer agent (also "MTA"), written in 1997 and still actively developed.

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How can I catch mail that my development server is generating so I can view it, but not send it?

When I was developing on a PC, I used a program called PostCast (http://www.postcastserver.com/) to act as my local SMTP server and catch any messages that my web applications generated. It then had a ...
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Dangerous sendmail behavior?

What's going on here?? sendmail cat/etc/passwd sendmail cat\etc\passwd sendmail xxxcat/etc/passwd Why in the world does this actually execute the cat command? This works at least on Fedora Core 4 ...
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What is the best MTA setup for a home/laptop computer (*not* server)?

What is a good MTA (e.g. Postfix or something else) setup for a home computer behind a NAT, or a laptop that is not always online? I've read a lot of Postfix tutorials on how to set it up this way or ...
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postfix on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard not working

Here's how it's going: host> echo "Hey my man" | mail -s "Testing" myaddress@gmail.com Then, in /var/log/mail.log: Sep 13 12:08:31 host postfix/pickup[738]: EB0535EF3F3: uid=501 ...
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automatic postfix [mailbox is almost full] warning

Two similar queries: Is there a add-on that will send automatic warning to user if he reached N% of his quota? Is there a webmail that shows his current consuption in MB and/or %?
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Ubuntu 10 server Postfix to relay on my ISP

I am still trying to get my local virtual box Ubuntu 10 server to work fine. This time I cant send email from my local machine - lets say, to test some contact form, etc... I want it to relay on my ...
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How do I configure the built-in Postfix on Mac OS X to not connect directly to destination hosts other than itself?

I run cron jobs on my Mac laptop, and so I want the mail daemon to be able to send the output mail to my regular mail account. I've got that working (my local account has a .forward file), but I'm ...
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Using supervisord to control the postfix MTA

I am trying to use supervisord to control postfix. The usual method is to specify a command which starts the daemon, I use postfix -c /etc/postfix start. The postfix man page says that to stop you ...
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Postfix on Snow Leopard unable to send MIME emails, including header contents in message body

I configured postfix on snow leopard by adding the following line to /etc/hostconfig: MAILSERVER=-YES- I then configured postfix to relay through my ISP's SMTP server. I added the following two ...
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Easiest way to send mail from Linux Server

I want my server to send me email alerts every time it does things such as run a backup. I have tried to setup programs like Sendmail, Postfix, etc on my Ubuntu Server box and it is really a pain for ...
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Terminal mail delivery delay in Mac OS X

I'm using mail from the Mac OS X terminal to send the results of a database query to me via email. Most of the time it works, but sometimes there is a long delay before the mail arrives (often when ...
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What harm can come from disabling postfix?

I have a netbook running opensuse 11.2 I'm trying to make it run faster by disabling services, and I would like to kill off postfix as I don't ever use it (As far as i actually know) What harm could ...
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Just want to send emails from my Ubuntu Server. What simple SMTP server solution to use? [closed]

Basically I have a Ubuntu Server machine and I would like an idiot-proof solution for sending emails from my website that is also running in this same machine. My doubts are: 1) Should I use postfix ...
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Benefits of running my own mail server versus switching to google apps [closed]

I've happily been running a mail server on my home network to handle my personal domain email for the last 6 years. The old PIII server that is my mail server is now on it's last legs and I'm ...