10.3: Enable the postfix Mail Transfer Agent

Oct 29, '03 10:38:00AM

Contributed by: oeyvind

Apple has now included Postfix instead of sendmail in Panther client and server. Here are the steps you need to do and watch out for if you want to enable this MTA on your client machine.

  1. Edit the MAILSERVER=-NO- line in /etc/hostconfig. Change it to read MAILSERVER=-YES-. Save and exit the file.
  2. Open up /etc/postfix/main.cf, and edit these lines to reflect your setup. These are examples from my setup; yours might be different.Save your work, and exit the file.
  3. Open up /etc/postfix/master.cf, and uncomment line 77 -- change #smtp inet n - n - - smtpd to smtp inet n - n - - smtpd. Save and exit the file.
After a reboot, postfix MTA will be running.

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