|Description:||Mail transfer agent that's fast and secure (20020718-1)|
Postfix is a mail transfer agent designed to be fast, secure, and easy to configure. It is meant to be Sendmail compatible so that it does not cause problems for existing Sendmail users who want to make the switch to another MTA. This is an experimental release of Postfix, not an official release. The Postfix web site explains the differences: "New features are tested in experimental releases. They become part of the next official release once the code has not changed for a significant amount of time. Although this code is still subject to change, it runs on all of Wietse's systems so it is production quality."
You need to do a few things to set Postfix up before you can use it: 1) Edit /sw/etc/postfix/main.cf. In particular, edit myorigin, mydestination and mynetworks in that file. The file is well commented. 2) Edit the aliases in NetInfo so that root and postmaster redirect mail to a real, live person. To do that, run: sudo niutil -createprop . /aliases/root members youremail Where youremail is a valid email address. If you check your mail on this computer, you can just use your user name. Otherwise, you will probably want to use your regular email address. 3) Run 'sudo mta-switch postfix' to move the old sendmail out of the way and place symlinks to postfix in its place. You may need to do this after upgrades of Mac OS X from Apple. 4) Run 'sudo daemonic enable postfix'. This will create a Postfix startup item, but it won't actually start Postfix. To do that, you can run 'sudo postfix start'. Removing postfix via Fink will automatically disable it and re-enable sendmail.
|Maintainer:||Daniel Parks <danielATmwdesignDOTdyndnsDOTorg>|
CVS log, Last Changed: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 15:13:20 (UTC)
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