Posts Tagged ‘ postfix ’

How to migrate a maildir imap email (vmail/postfix/dovecot) account over to Zimbra

May 27th, 2014 | By

Compared to migrating a local pop3 account and folder structure over this one is as simple as cake.  Let’s say you have the remnants of your postfix/dovecot vmail server kicking around, you just finished setting up Zimbra and have it up and running but now you want to recreate all of your folder structure and
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Setting up your own ssl certs for your Debian powered dovecot/postfix mail server

May 2nd, 2014 | By

Fairly painless process, many thanks Workaround for these instructions Dovecot Here comes the command to create a Dovecot certificate: openssl req -new -x509 -days 3650 -nodes -out /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem -keyout /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem What you enter in the fields is entirely your choice. The only notable exception is the “Common Name” which has to be exactly the name
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Postfix spewing relay access denied errors for outgoing email

Jan 12th, 2012 | By

So out of the dozens of email accounts I setup on my new Debian server with postfix/dovecot one of them was unable to send emails.. No bloody idea why, maybe these guys were the only ones using outlook express, I don’t know but the bottom line is that none of the emails were going out
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Moving a live production web server from Ubuntu 11.04 to Debian 6.0.3

Jan 7th, 2012 | By

So 2 weeks ago I sadly moved my main server from FreeBSD 8.1 to a temporary home on an Ubuntu 11.04 VPS.  I say sadly because I’ve been using BSD for 10 years and in terms of stability and security I understand that it can’t be beat.. I also think I’m sad to see it
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Postfix not accepting external emails

Dec 28th, 2011 | By

So another fun little learning lesson today with the new mail server..  I could send and receive emails internally no problem(sending from me@me.com to you@me.com) but the moment I wanted to send something from another mail server to the new one well it wasn’t having any of it. As with all things there are always
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Setting up a proper smtp server with dovecot and mysql virtual mailboxes

Dec 26th, 2011 | By

Well this was a multi-day nightmare that has finally come to an end(meaning I can finally sit down and play with my xmas presents) First of all I want to give a shout out to this tutorial: http://latunyj.no-ip.org/2011/08/mail-server-with-postfix-dovecot-and-mysql-on-ubuntu-10-04-lts-using-virtual-domain/ This is the most recent and the best guide I could find and I kept going back to
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mail for loops back to myself error message with Postfix

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By

So was going through the last phases of setting up my mail server today and this was the final stumbling block before email was able to be delivered properly.  After searching high and low it ended up being an issue with the transport table (#transport_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql-virtual_transports.cf)   just comment or delete that line and
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