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

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Duplicate and relay mail from postfix

We currently use Google Mail for our teams email. We want to move to a self-hosted email server. Some of our team members prefer using Google Mails interface and asked if we could continue having ...
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Postfix allows unauthenticated users to send “local” mail

I noticed that my Postfix setup allows to send mails without authentication to recipients within my domain. According to this question, it seems that anyone can send mails to my domain pretending to ...
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Email Issue - “On Behalf Of Blackhole”

I am experiencing an odd email issue that I haven't been able to find any answers to. I have a Ubuntu server setup with postfix that uses mailgun to send emails. I'm not using the mailgun API, just ...
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Postfix auth with username containing an at sign?

How can I configure Postfix so that a user sending an email can authenticate with a full email address containing an at sign (@) and a TLD, such as "info@mydomain.com"? Currently my "info" account is ...
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Ubuntu Postfix Error: timeout exceeded (in reply to end of DATA command)

I have Ubuntu box behind the router (Asus RT-N13U), port 25 is forwarded to box from router via VirtualServer feature on router. The problem is that some clients (here host.ru) can't deliver mail to ...
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user's mail server credentials for squid proxy

I have mail(virtual server, xen virtualization) and proxy servers on different physical machines. I have to configure squid proxy in such a way that users should be able to authenticate proxy using ...
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PHP mail() function not working in Mac OS X

I know this question has been asked many times and people use to give many solutions. I have followed almost all the possibilities which I come across after investigating on it. but nothing worked ...
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Server (with Postfix) is forwarding my email using a .forward file, is it still saved on the server?

I'm using Postfix on my server but not really using that for much because I have a .forward file setup for all accounts which forwards the email to someplace else, and never sending through the ...
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Linux/Postfix with relay: I can openssl to relay host on port 465, but postfix does not seem to connect

This looks like a tough one to me: I'm configuring postfix on my local home server running ubuntu server 14.04 LTS I was able to send outgoing mail through my relayhost on port 26, everything worked ...
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Email test deferred (mail transport unavailable) with ClamAV

I'm trying to set up a simple new mail server; when I send a test email to the server the email is getting hung up during delivery (user mapping is found) and the email is never found in ...
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Detect spambot on ubuntu 12 TLS

Recently I discovered in my mail log that there is an enormous amount of spam being sent from my home server. I am running no websites, just zpanel. I closed down all the ports and am monitoring the ...
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Postfix: unlimited per-user addresses via “+” sign

Gmail users can get virtually unlimited email addresses by using $name+$suffix@gmail.com ("plus addressing"). I'd like to have that for my own mail server, which is running Postfix. The mailbox and ...
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postfix doesn't work with IP as hostname

Using Ubuntu 14.04 x64 I had a working installation of Postfix which was handy for sending emails in my terminal, but I had an issue with an application that was critical for my workflow. In order ...
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Postfix Relay Access Denied When Sending To Gmail With Telnet

I have postfix and dovecot setup to deal with mail for my domain. imap appears to work ok when reading local mail but when i try to send an email using telnet with localhost and the smtp port it gives ...
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Sending mails and narrowing what script does it

I'm using a very old Ubuntu server that was some time ago a mail server which was infected. Sadly there is a running web page on that server. Some script/page/malware is trying to send a lot of spam - ...
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Google Mail blocking emails sent by postfix

I have set up an email server, but I have a problem with sending mails to Gmail. This is my /var/log/mail.log: Jun 4 20:49:26 jenny postfix/qmgr[6064]: 4CBDB67482: from=<mail@[...]>, ...
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Strange emails in postfix queue

Currently I am not sending any emails, I have postfix and dovecot installed but in the in the postfix mail queue I see strange emails almost every minute, i dont know from where is this spam ...
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Postfix to send all mail to /dev/null except one address (alias)

My postfix server is working on a particular domain name through a relay, so it's like that: Client send to abs@subdomain.domain.com -> domain.com production mail server -> internal mail server on ...
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Mailx is is not working

I have been trying to send emails throw Linux using echo "hi abhijeet2" | mailx -v Admin abhijeet123@gmail.com Whic works fine on other linux system ,but not working my system. I have tried to ...
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In postfix, how could I disable incoming mail?

I would like to be able to send mail to remote servers, from scripts running on my VPS via SMTP, but otherwise reject all incoming mail with postfix on Debian squeeze. (And in general disable any ...
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Changing X-Original-To: header in postfix

I am using a virtual file with my postfix to redirect all mails coming to my domain to a user My virtual entry looks like this @domain.com root Now the X-Original-TO header shows root@domain.com. ...
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postfix virtual redirect not working properly

I setup postfix on one of my server to redirect incoming mails via virtual.db . I already changed my main.cf and added "virtual_alias_domains" & "virtual_alias_maps" my "virtual" file looks like ...
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Local SMTP Server — prevent spam flag?

I opened up port 25 on my router, so now I can use sendmail to send email. However, the emails I send are being marked as spam by my personal gmail account (understandably). The "from" field defaults ...
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Postfix mail server acting as an open relay

I'm trying to get postfix to work with mail clients (thunderbird / outlook), but the only way I can achieve it at the moment is by turning the mail server into an open relay, which is very bad, ...
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Postfix configuration: how to properly setup local addresses

I am configuring Postfix and SOGo and when I trying to sent email from one local user to another I got the status bounced error, unknown user: Error log: Jun 9 09:26:28 mail postfix/local[24266]: ...
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Ubuntu + SSL ports + AVAST

I have an interesting problem with communication via standard SSL ports. Fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04 server + Postfix + Dovecot, SASL authentication provided by Dovecot, self-signed certificate ...
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Example of fail2ban configuration to ban servers spamming my postfix server?

I have a small mail server at home and quite a restrictive filtering rules. I use logwatch and could see that 80 to 90% connections are rejected by my restrictive filtering rules. Most rejection ...
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Ubuntu - Change postfix domain

I used this https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-a-postfix-e-mail-server-with-dovecot and this ...
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Configuring email in PHP for Elgg using postfix

I am trying to setup PHP for running Elgg. I have PHP 5.5 installed in a Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox VM. I need to complete the following requirement (elgg requirements page) : Proper configuration and ...
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Can't send email to the internet from Postfix mail server. (Relay access denied)

I have a mail server running Postfix in my LAN with which I can send and receive emails in my LAN and send from the WAN to the LAN. I can't send from the LAN to the WAN though. I am trying to use my ...
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Postfix corrupting Japanese characters

I'm having a problem with certain Japanese characters being corrupted when sent by my MTA, Postfix. I've done some trial and error sending the same message from approx 7 different servers running ...
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Configuring Postfix as SMTP relay (only)

I have a Postfix 2.5.1 on a Debian 4.0 PPC server. I intend to use this as an SMTP relay for outgoing email from my mobile phone (as my phone service provider recently dropped their SMTP server). The ...
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Postfix Relay Based on Recepient

What is the best practice when one has to implement this sort of ruleset in postfix: Email sent to a@example.com, b@example.com, etc ought to be relayed to smtp.a.example.com. Email sent to everyone ...
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Postfix virtual users without database [closed]

I've made several attempts to setup a mail server. Each time, I find a tutorial to follow, and each time I get frustrated with the tutorial for one of the following reasons: The tutorial doesn't ...
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Unable to receive emails using Postfix

I've set up Postfix on a VPS running Centos 6, and I can access webmail using Squirrel Mail fine. But when I send or receive emails from my Gmail and other personal account I don't receive them on the ...
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Monitor Postfix outgoing mail delivery

I'm using GNU Mailman with Postfix to run a mailing list, and would like to monitor the delivery of outgoing mail, that is: for each mail sent from the list, check whether a 250 (OK) message was ...
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Unable to start Postfix from Virtualmin

I have a probleblem with starting postfix from Virtualmin, all email functions are disabled on my VPS. What should I do in order to re-enable it?
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Roundcube login error

Using postfix, courier-imap, courier-pop, roundcube I get this error when trying to login through the roundcube web login: [08-Apr-2014 11:44:04 +0000]: IMAP Error: Login failed for user@domain.com ...
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Postfix: which process is attempting to send to example.com?

Here is the maillog extract: May 15 10:20:41 nucleus postfix/smtp[4754]: connect to example.com[192.0.43.10]:25: Connection timed out May 15 10:20:41 nucleus postfix/smtp[4755]: connect to ...
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Postfix allows unauthenticated users to send emails

Hey I set up Postfix to use cyrus SASL implantation and I'm able to login and send emails, but I can still telnet on port 25 and send mails even if I'm not authenticated, which I whish to deny. ...
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Not able to send mail via Ubuntu VPS

I'm having a Ubuntu VPs with zpanel isntalled on it. There is something wrong going with the mail. Im not not able to receive the mails from my contact form on my wordpress site ( the site is hosted ...
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Domain [ Understanding ] issue when creating a Linux email server

Ok, here goes my paradoxical question. For about 1 year into my hobby-ish career, I used to buy my domains and a hosting package from Reseller Club. I purchased their " shared hosting " plan and ...
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Solving issue of similar user email account

I am using a VPS, CentOs 6.5, PostFix, Dovecot for hosting multiple email from different domains in my server. Which means, 5 different websites host their emails together. ex: info@some-company.com ...
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Client computer blocked by postfix

I have been trying to connect from a Windows client computer to a Postfix server running on a Suse Linux Enterprise 2012 SP3 but it has been completely impossible. Connection is not possible either ...
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unable to delete/mark-read emails

I think there is something wrong with the folder-path configuration, but I am unaware how to solve this. I can send/recieve mails over IMAP with my mail applications, but no emails will go marked as ...
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Postfix with two vhosts

I've got this problem: I installed postfix (v. 2.10.2) on Ubuntu 13.04. I've got there two vhosts with two different sites, for example: aaa.com and bbb.com. Got those domains connected with google ...
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What permissions on /var/mail directory?

I've been suffering a permission problem in Postfix/Dovecot for a couple of days now. The setup is using virtual domains and users, so the path to user's home is /var/mail/<domain>/<user>; ...
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Postfix/Courier - list known email accounts or addresses

I'm trying to set up an IMAP server. Its a new server in a migration. I thought I completed all the steps from Virtual mailboxes with courier-imap and postfix, but apparently I have missed something. ...
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Can postfix forward all outbound email to a relayhost except for local user-to-user email?

On my home Ubuntu box, postfix is configured to relay all outgoing email to outgoing.verizon.net. Unfortunately this includes local user-to-user email (e.g., from local cron jobs to me, or from me to ...
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Postfix: Block all inbound and outbound access but allow all for one user

How can I restrict access for an internal domain but allow all access for one user, say the admin of a domain? All users should be blocked from communicating outbound and no external domain may ...