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Help with Squirellmail on Fedora 5

Help with Squirellmail on Fedora 5



10:20 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi ,
I just got my dedicated server. Evertything is working fine. I installed squirellmail, postfix and no problems.

But now when i tried to use squirellmail, I can send emails but everytime someone try to email me, it goes to root account instead of coming to squirellmail..

Any suggestion...

Thanks in advance


9:01 pm on Apr 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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jbpunjabi, First of all welcome to WebmasterWorld!

Squirrelmail is a web frontend for your mail server. It has no internal intelligence nor postbox facilities. It relies totally on the underlying mail server. So if incomming mail is not visible in Squirrelmail or not routed to the correct user mailbox, it is because your mail server (Postfix as you mentioned) isn't setup correctly.


12:26 am on Apr 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Or maybe Squirrelmail is sending mail out as root instead of the user you intended? Try sending mail to yourself and see what the From address is.


5:57 am on Apr 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks guys for helping me...I tried sending email to my self from the email id i created on squiremail (support@mydomain.com). I went to rot and from and to address was same (support@mydomain.com).
Reagrding installing postfix, I installed as it was documented in the install guide. Should I uninstall postfix and try again?if yes how can I uninstall it?
Also, I was reading somewhere that sites like godaddy provides external mail servers.., is it recommended to use external SMTP server to send mails instead of using our own mail server.

As you can see I am really frustrated with this mail thing and at this point I am looking for easy way out..



4:54 pm on Apr 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There is no reason to reinstall postfix. The installation went probably without errors, but now you have to add postboxes, usernames, aliases etc to route incomming mail to the right postbox. I don't know how to do that, I have never used postfix. But the documentation should help you out.

GoDaddy (and some other hosting providers) want you to route all outgoing mail from your server through their SMTP server. This is often done to scan for virusses and/or detect spamming from your server.

If your hosting provider has dedicated outbound mailserver and they provide a usefull service like virus scanning, you may want to use them. Otherwise I would advice you to send mail directly from your server to the destination. It is one less hop in the process and if mail doesn't arrive at the destination, you can look in your own log files, rather than asking the support department of your hosting provider to look in their mail logs.


12:51 am on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think its is some kind of configuration problem..but I have treid all diff options. I have setup my postfix as virtual server. All the users dosen't have user account. There is flat file for username and password are written in those file and then postfix looks for those files to send and receive email. Also any email I send to domains like .co.uk or .co.in comes back with error message saying not trusted domain.

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