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How to send .Mac mail when SMTP is blocked
Authored by: letartes on Jan 18, '06 01:14:40PM

My way to send emails when the smtp is blocked is to use the mac built in mail server. Just open a terminal window and type :

sudo postfix start

you will be prompted to enter you password. Then, you add 127.0.0.1 to your outgoing mail server list in mail. That is it. Postfix will stay active until your next reboot.



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How to send .Mac mail when SMTP is blocked
Authored by: schaps on Jan 18, '06 01:27:50PM

OK, could you give some more details, please?
Trying to start postfix (on 10.3.9) results in:
"postfix/postfix-script: fatal: the Postfix mail system is already running"

Set SMTP server to 127.0.0.1 anyway, tried to send test message:
"The attempt to read data from the server "127.0.0.1" failed."

If that's not the correct SMTP setting, could you give an example?

Thanks..



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How to send .Mac mail when SMTP is blocked
Authored by: jeremyp on Jan 19, '06 09:48:27AM

That won't work. Postfix uses port 25 to send e-mails out too. If port 25 is blocked, it won't be able to send them. Most likely it'll just queue e-mails until it can send them.



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