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Thread: Postfix configuration YaST module setup

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    Default Postfix configuration YaST module setup

    openSUSE 11.4 32 gnome

    I am trying to use YaST module to configure postfix.

    I guess I put localhost in the field for Outgoing mail server.
    and "no" to server using &TLS, because I am only interested in receiving mail at this time and that configuration seems appropriate.

    then on the next screen...
    Accept Remote SMTP connections is true
    Open Port in Firewall is true

    and this is where I am unsure what to put in the field for the Downloading portion...

    Server is ??www.myserver.com??
    Protocol is auto

    Remote user name ??valid_login_ID_for_www.myserver.com??
    Password ??vaild_password??

    Start Fetchmail is daemon
    Forward root's mail to ??valid_login_ID_for_www.myserver.com??
    Delivery mode is Directly.

    at one point I had Postfix recieving emails but it was a trial install.
    I am unsure which settings to configure.
    All the required port forwarding is working for the ftp and www servers.

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    Default Re: Postfix configuration YaST module setup

    I didn't setup the firewall through the firewall yast module.
    I assumed that the firewall would be opened through the Postfix module.
    I am able to receive emails.

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    Default Re: Postfix configuration YaST module setup

    If you are using fetchmail to get your mail and deliver it to a local postfix, you don't need postfix to listen on addresses other than localhost or open the firewall. Fetchmail only requires outgoing access to pull the mail in, and delivers to postfix via localhost.

    For a single machine I don't see what you gain from this compared to fetching the mail directly in kmail, thunderbird, and other mail programs.

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    I am new to email server setup, but I have used sendmail before.
    I figured I would try Postfix as the server, maybe I am going about this the wrong way.
    after I get a static ip I will try to setup outgoing mail.
    I need to setup IMAP so that I can grab the email from the server to my workstation.
    basically I wanted the server to have ftp www and email server setup.

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    Default Re: Postfix configuration YaST module setup

    You'll need more than postfix to host your mail locally. You'll need dovecot (or some other IMAP server). Postfix is only SMTP.

    And you don't need a static IP for outgoing mail. But you usually need to relay it through your ISP's SMTP server because usually SMTP from home broadband is blacklisted.

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    yes I am blacklisted because of the dynamic ip.
    I didn't know where to look for documentation on setting up an email server, so I am just plodding along slowly.
    I have to learn what dovecot is and how to set it up.
    one thing is for sure though I don't understand LDAP encryption or anything else email related really.
    maybe a trip to a online book store is in order?

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    Default Re: Postfix configuration YaST module setup

    LDAP is not for encryption, it's for account management. (Among other things.)

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    see, I have only a limited understanding of the big picture.
    can you suggest any documentation that would help me?
    a textbook or otherwise?

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    Default Re: Postfix configuration YaST module setup

    I don't know of any comprehensive guide, I learnt it piecemeal and by practice. You could try a search on "postfix dovecot" and read through various tutes. Bear in mind that details will differ depending on what distro is used, but the principles are common.

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    Default Re: Postfix configuration YaST module setup

    sounds like a good start.
    thank you.

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