[CALUG] Postfix help
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Mon Nov 6 13:24:57 CST 2006
On Monday 06 November 2006 14:11, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> Keith wrote:
> >Was wondering if someone that's had experience setting up Postfix on
> > Debian would mind helping me out. This is my first try and setting up ANY
> > mail server. Main problem I'm having is getting postfix to use Maildir
> > (instead of mbox) so I can use courier-pop to allow POP3 access. I'm
> > using O'Reilly's "Postfix: The Definitive Guide" as reference and I've
> > also been checking around on the web. As far as I can tell I've
> > configured Postfix properly, but it continues to use the mbox format and
> > I'm unable to check for new mail via POP (nothing shows up because it's
> > not being put in the user's maildir directory). Postfix is working
> > properly otherwise as far as I can tell. I can send and receive email
> > using the old "mail" command-line program.
> >I know I can use other POP programs besides Courier that use the mbox
> > format instead (format doesn't really matter to me). But the fact that I
> > can't get this working is bugging me and I want to know why it's not
> > working before moving on to using something else.
> >If someone's available on AIM/ICQ to help me out, that might be easier.
> >Thanks in advance!
> I am not a Postfix expert, but sendmail calls the programs that takke a
> message and actually write the mailbox a "Mail Delivery Agent" or a
> "Local Mailer". Perhaps if you look for these terms in the documentation
> you will find what you are looking for. In any case, the program that
> does the delivery is probably an absolute program, so you can probably
> grep for "/" in the configuration files and look for programs. That
> might not help if you find something like "/bin/mail" or
> "/usrbin/rmail", but you might try looking for the label that these
> values are attached to.
> You may have to use a MDA from the courier package.
Postfix can perform basic MDA functions, including, IIRC, delivery to maildir.
Myself, I had a LOT more luck with "The Book of Postfix" than with Postfix:
The Definitive Guide. That's the first Oreilly book that's ever disappointed
If you look at man local under mailbox delivery, it says that adding a '/' at
the end of the mail box path tells it to deliver using maildir.
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