another mail connundrum SOLVED

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Fri Nov 9 20:14:15 UTC 2012

On Friday 09 November 2012 15:12:59 Gene Heskett did opine:

> Greetings all;
> I am not, to my knowledge, using postfix for anything.
> However, I just found, in /var/log, a mail.warn file that apparently is
> being written to with every message I send, warning me:
> Nov  9 13:53:08 coyote postfix/sendmail[14521]: fatal: open
> /etc/postfix/ No such file or directory
> One line of that for every message I post.
> This same error is showing up in /var/log/mail.err also.
> This is ubuntu-10.04.4 LTS, with just enough KDE installed to run kmail
> and a few games and its text based launching menu's.
> The sent mails go thru just fine regardless, so why is postfix even
> getting involved?
> Cheers, Gene

I found it sufficient to 'touch' that file.  It silences the logging of 
useless mewling.

Cheers, Gene
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