Mail not working [SOLVED]
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Nov 28 21:20:18 UTC 2009
Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
> I can't believe it. After all this time hacking away, I solved my issue rather easily.
> I made sure sendmail was turned off, then deinstalled/reinstalled postfix-current from
> ports. I had to tweak some directives in mailer.conf and main.cf based on a couple of
> posts I googled. I made sure sendmail wouldn't start, then started postfix with
> "/etc/rc.d/sendmail onestart" (Q: why is postfix invoked by starting sendmail?). Was
> able to send mail locally and externally through MTA.
It isn't usually. I guess it only works because mailer.conf says the real sendmail
binary is the one installed by postfix.
The usual arrangement is to turn off sendmail and enable postfix from /etc/rc.conf
by the following:
Then you should be able to start postfix by:
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix start
although you'll have to make sure the instance you started as a pseudo-sendmail is
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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