Postfix and Courier will not receive mail

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Thu May 5 14:31:56 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 06:28 -0700, Lance Earl wrote:

> Thanks for the help. Here is the first few lines of my
> I beleive that it is set correctly and
> still I get no incoming email. When I use nmap to
> check for open ports, 25 is not on the list.

This may be a daft question, but have you started the postfix daemon?
(It does not have to be running to send mail, I think, but it does to

sudo /etc/init.d/postfix start

should do the trick. You might also check syslog
and /var/log/postfix/mail.err  and /var/log/postfix/mail.log to see if
you are getting any errors. A typo in a config file could very easily
stop postfix from starting.

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