[Mailman-Users] Postfix with Mailman

Dan Wilder dan at ssc.com
Tue Sep 24 01:15:56 CEST 2002

On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 04:52:09PM -0600, Kory Wheatley wrote:
> I recently switched from Sendmail to Postfix running on Mailman 2.1b3
> Red Hat 7.3 and I followed all the instructions in the README.POSTFIX
> file. I've got the aliases located in "/home/mailman/data" and mailman
> as the "mail-gid", not using virtual domains. Turned off Sendmail and
> turned on Postfix and when I send a message nothing happens, nothing
> goes in the queue directory, nothing goes in the mailman log files, it's
> as if nothing was sent, because nothing is reported in
> /var/spool/postfix.
> In the Postfix configuration file (main.cf) I changed the myhostname to
> "myhostname= kwlinux.isu.edu" , which is my Mailmans machines hostname.
> I changed mydomain to "mydomain = isu.edu" and mydestination is setup as
> "mydestination= $myhostname, localhost, $mydomain" and the
> inet_interfaces is setup as "inet_interface = localhost". Changed
> alias_map to point to the alias file in mailman,
> is there something I'm missing?.

What happens when you run

postfix start


You should see no messages, but a log message indicating
postfix has started.

If that works, then

  telnet localhost 25

you should get a connect and see a postfix banner.   Then do
the following:

Postfix                         you

                                helo localhost
250 (some hostname)
                                mail from: <valid user at yourdomain>
250 Ok
                                rcpt to: <another such>
250 Ok
354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
                                hi there

250 Ok: queued as (mumble)   
221 Bye

for "valid user at yourdomain" and "another such" substitute
usernames on the local host, with an acceptable domain name.

Next take a look at the logs.  They should show the mail
being delivered.

No?  Let us know what happened.

 Dan Wilder <dan at ssc.com>   Technical Manager
 SSC, Inc. P.O. Box 55549   Phone:  206-782-8808
 Seattle, WA  98155-0549    URL http://www.linuxjournal.com/

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