Postfix and Courier will not receive mail

Tom Adelstein adelste at
Thu May 5 00:51:30 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 18:39 -0600, Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier wrote:

> I did a quick dig and see that you do have an MX record set up for your
> domain, and the server is up and responding - but not on port 25. Port
> 143 is IMAP only (unless you've done some very odd configuration) --
> normally, you'd want to receive mail on the SMTP port (25).
> Are you sure Postfix is running and set up to accept mail for the
> domain?
> Is postfix configured to listen on all ports? (see the
> /etc/postfix/ file - "inet_interfaces")
> Note, I haven't set up Postfix on Ubuntu, but have set it up a number of
> times on Debian - and I expect it should be very, very similar. You
> might try Googling for debian and postfix. There are a number of decent
> resources, though you might have to hit two or three to pull together
> everything you need if your setup is complicated.
> Best,
> Zonker

Hey Zonker,

Can we troubleshoot this on the mailing list rather than sending Lance
out on a Google hunting trip? It could be valuable for the list, the
archive and we could make a howto out of it. What do you say?

I'm willing.


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