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Robert83
post Jun 11 2004, 05:06 PM
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Hi,

I'm planing switching that MDaemon Mail Server to Postfix, but I need to clear a few things...

1. we have a registered domain for this company it the ISP (32Km away from here), our domain name is capriolo.co.yu . MDaemon was downloading mail from there to users at our local site.
The problem is, as I understood (and this is what I don't understand smile.gif ), that there is only one mail adress capriolo@capriolo.co.yu and every mail that is sent to capriolo.co.yu stays there even if the user does not exists at our local MDaemon mail server, if the user exists then it is downloaded from the ISP.

I don't know how could this work for me with postfix ? , the problem is I don't really know how it works there, MDaemon was able to download mail and create new mail boxes by simply adding it localy, no settings or updates were necesary at the ISP. So I guess capriolo.co.yu domain was able to recieve any mail that had the capriolo.co.yu ending and it stays there until it's downloaded by some utility...but how to do it if you don't have any real user account there , or I don't know. (I don't understand this, maybe it's just me making stuff complicated, please explain)

Could someone tell me what do I need to modify on my postfix installation in order to work in a situation like this ?

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post Jun 12 2004, 07:53 AM
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Hi,

sorry for posting again, would it work by simply adding denis@capriolo.co.yu localy,

and one other thing....MDaemon was able to download mail form capriolo.co.yu

it is setup like this :

Primary Domain

Domain name : capriolo.co.yu
HELO Domain : capriolo.co.yu
Machine Name : capriolo.co.yu
Domain IP : 192.168.0.2

it is using DomainPop Mail Collection
capriolo@capriolo.co.yu

how to do this with postfix?

I was able to send mail with MDaemon clients to some other MDaemon client and he recieved it localy, I was able to download mail from capriolo@capriolo.co.yu even while capriolo@capriolo.co.yu was here localy

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you are probably using ETRN ... and if you are on line all the time, you probably want to have the ISP turn that off and have them point the DNS MX record directly to your mail server.

I have never used ETRN ... I always have setup may mail domains directly.

PostFix can be setup to provide ETRN to other sites ... but I have no idea how to make it connect to a ETRN site and request mail.

You best bet is to contact your ISP and ask them what they are doing and explain that you want to run a local e-mail server.
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Personally, if I had a static IP address, I would get it registered as a DNS server at that address (you would do that with the company your pay to maitain the DNS name) ... then I would run my own DNS server where I could add all the names and MX records myself as required.


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What you might do is try and use fetchmail to get all the e-mail (using the user capriolo@capriolo.co.yu ... and dump it to /var/spool/postfix.in/incoming/. Any mail delivered there should go through the whole MailScanner process.

But a better solution is to have the ISP give you an A record for your static IP named mail.capriolo.co.yu ... then create an MX record so that mail for the domain capriolo.co.yu is delivered to mail.capriolo.co.yu. (OR setup a DNS server at your location).

(BTW, Mdaemon doesn't use ETRN ... it is just a POP account and i think unique to Mdaemon)


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Thank you Johnny,

btw, when will you do that Whitebox DNS guide ?

I mean the one where you explain how to create your own DNS server, and add your own MX records and stuff like that....


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post Jun 12 2004, 08:46 AM
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Hi,

another question

I have one public IP adress if I ask them to create a record A mail.capriolo.co.yu for my public IP adress, then my mail server name will have to be mail right? and my domain is capriolo.co.yu right?

Will I be able to have another domain for that same public ip adress ? like mail.ad-topolauniverzal.co.yu ? or something like that ?

I will use a different computer for that mailserver, since I don't one one mail server serving them all, there will be more likely erros and stuff like that....

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you can assign as many names to that record as you want ... then you have to setup your servers correctly.

mail.capriolo.co.yu would be the hostname in WBEL (it doesn't seperate into a seperate domianname) ... but just a name in /etc/hosts with that IP will be fine.

Looks like my next guide is a DNS server guide smile.gif


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