Ubuntu & Postfix

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Tue Sep 12 14:35:46 UTC 2006

Oscar Veloz said...

> I have a Dapper server that I did the LAMP setup on, then I installed
> postfix and mailscanner.  What I'm trying to do is build an SMTP gateway
> that receives mail, filters out spam and forwards on to my exchange
> server.  I think postfix is up and running but how can I check to see if
> it is?  Is there not a walkthrough somewhere of how to test postfix?
> Also, how do I see what ports are listening on my Dapper box, and could
> I telnet into port 25 and test that way?

Please turn off HTML.

 $ telnet localhost 25
 $ ehlo localhost
 $ mail from: root at localhost
 $ rcpt to: someuser at localhost
 $ data
 $ Subject: Mail using Postfix
 $ Hello there.

Logged in as someuser do
 $ mail

For saildirs, add
 home_mailbox = Maildir/
to /etc/postfix/main.cf
 $ /etc/init.d/postfix restart
Test with TBird etc.


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