FQDN Misery Re: To: Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail? & amavisd-new Install

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Nov 9 00:58:22 UTC 2007

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> I assume from your comments that what I have now
> although not legitimate outside my network is ok for
> local delivery inside my network(root mail primarily)

Should be...

> and should work for postfix, mutt and amavisd-new.  Am
> I correct so far? I'm really a network dummy as said
> before and want to be sure I have it right before
> making more changes. Also David, in post prior to
> yours, indicated that localdomain should be sufficient
> in most cases.  He wasn't specific where to add it.
> Your thought on what he said?

It _could_ be...  

Really though, you're trying to do way too much.  amavis is (besides
completely unnecessary, imo) an unnecessary complication.

> need. I just want root mail and mail from the
> system/network sent to root to be sent to me as I'm
> root and sole operator. 

Well, that's not what you're asking for.  When you told us you had a problem
with "root mail", I told you that was a matter of telling postfix what
domains were to be considered local.  Now you're dealing with a completely
different problem of not being able to start amavis.  Since it stopped
arguing about the FQDN, I'd guess you've got that fixed, and are onto yet
another problem.

> Your comments and assistance is most appreciated.  As
> mentioned to David, Feisty, IMHO, should have set up
> these mail programs better. A linux novice just can't
> do it without lots of help.  

Ubuntu specifically leaves them out because they don't believe you need
them.  I happen to think they're probably right.

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