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howtos:network_services:postfix_dovecot_mysql:postfix [2015/02/16 07:15 (UTC)]
astrogeek
howtos:network_services:postfix_dovecot_mysql:postfix [2018/10/08 02:14 (UTC)] (current)
astrogeek [Configuring The Postfix MTA]
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-===== Installing The Postfix MTA =====+====== Installing The Postfix MTA ======
  
-<note important>​This article ​is under construction ​and not complete! Please return later...</​note>​+This page is supplemental to main article: [[howtos:​network_services:​postfix_dovecot_mysql|Creating a Virtual Mail Server with Postfix, Dovecot ​and MySQL]]
  
 Postfix is a popular and secure mail transport agent, or MTA. Postfix is a popular and secure mail transport agent, or MTA.
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 Copy the package file to the target platform if necessary and install: Copy the package file to the target platform if necessary and install:
 <​code>​installpkg {path-to/​}postfix-2.11.3-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz</​code>​ <​code>​installpkg {path-to/​}postfix-2.11.3-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz</​code>​
-===== Configuring The Postfix MTA =====+====== Configuring The Postfix MTA =====
 You must become familiar with the [[http://​www.postfix.org/​documentation.html|postfix documentation]] in order to properly configure and administer your mail server. Additionally,​ a complete set of online documentation for your version is installed from the package to /​usr/​doc/​postfix-2.11.3/​html/,​ learn what is there. You must become familiar with the [[http://​www.postfix.org/​documentation.html|postfix documentation]] in order to properly configure and administer your mail server. Additionally,​ a complete set of online documentation for your version is installed from the package to /​usr/​doc/​postfix-2.11.3/​html/,​ learn what is there.
  
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 # SSL certificates will be created at these locations when we configure dovecot # # SSL certificates will be created at these locations when we configure dovecot #
 smtpd_tls_cert_file = /​etc/​ssl/​localcerts/​dove.pem smtpd_tls_cert_file = /​etc/​ssl/​localcerts/​dove.pem
-smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/ssl/localcerts/dove.key+smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/dove.key
  
 #Accept only secure smtp connections #Accept only secure smtp connections
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 user= mailuser user= mailuser
 password = {your mailuser password} password = {your mailuser password}
-host = localhost+hosts = localhost
 dbname = mailserver dbname = mailserver
 query = SELECT 1 FROM virtual_domains WHERE name='​%s'​ query = SELECT 1 FROM virtual_domains WHERE name='​%s'​
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 This will return true (1) if the domain is found, NULL if not found, and an error message if the query or connection is not correctly configured. This will return true (1) if the domain is found, NULL if not found, and an error message if the query or connection is not correctly configured.
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 +Also note that other database connection options are available, for example if you are connecting to a remote database server, or multiple servers. See the mysql_table man page from the postfix package for complete connect parameter information.
  
 Next, we must tell postfix how to identify valid virtual mail box users. This query must also only return true if the mail box exists in the database. Next, we must tell postfix how to identify valid virtual mail box users. This query must also only return true if the mail box exists in the database.
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 user= mailuser user= mailuser
 password = {your mailuser password} password = {your mailuser password}
-host = localhost+hosts = localhost
 dbname = mailserver dbname = mailserver
 query = SELECT 1 FROM virtual_users WHERE email='​%s'​ query = SELECT 1 FROM virtual_users WHERE email='​%s'​
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 user= mailuser user= mailuser
 password = {your mailuser password} password = {your mailuser password}
-host = localhost+hosts = localhost
 dbname = mailserver dbname = mailserver
 query = SELECT destination FROM virtual_aliases WHERE source='​%s'​ query = SELECT destination FROM virtual_aliases WHERE source='​%s'​
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-After creating the aliases file, you must use the postmap ​utility to build the local aliases database...+After creating the aliases file, you must use the newaliases ​utility to build the local aliases database...
  
-<​code>​postmap /​etc/​aliases</​code>​+<​code>​newaliases</​code>​
  
 This will create the file /​etc/​aliases.db in format useable by postfix. This will create the file /​etc/​aliases.db in format useable by postfix.
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 [[howtos:​network_services:​postfix_dovecot_mysql|Return to main article page]] [[howtos:​network_services:​postfix_dovecot_mysql|Return to main article page]]
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 +====== Sources ======
 +  * Based primarily on [[http://​www.postfix.org/​documentation.html|Postfix documentation]]
 +  * Originally written by [[wiki:​user:​astrogeek | astrogeek]]
 {{tag>​howtos postfix dovecot mysql}} {{tag>​howtos postfix dovecot mysql}}

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