[oclug] Need help installing postfix on my home server
oclug at kernelpanic.ca
Sat Jun 6 12:01:28 EDT 2009
Chuck Short wrote:
> dpkg-reconfigure postfix
Chuck's short answer is generally correct but could use some explanation.
Postfix can be configured so that all mail is kept locally, delivered to
Internet addresses via another server (smart-host), or delivered to
Internet addresses directly. Home users generally want option 1 or 2.
Rob if you want the alerts sent to your gmail address you probably want
to configure Postfix in a sattelite configuration similar to the one
described in the article linked below. Although I would set the listen
address to 127.0.0.1, and set the Postmaster option to your gmail address.
You may also want to read the first three parts of this Ubuntu article:
Ignore the Install and configure options. It assumes you want to run a
mail server to receive email from the Internet.
Email routing is incredibly flexible. If there is something else you
hand in mind for you email alerts post to the list. I don't run postfix
but lots of people do and should be able to help you out.
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