Postfix howto problem

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by melat0nin, May 24, 2008.

  1. melat0nin

    melat0nin New Member

    Hi all

    I'm new to self-configuring servers. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS x64, and trying to install a lightweight mail server.

    I've been following the Postfix section of the Perfect Server howto, on this page:

    Everything seemed fine, until I got to the command:

    telnet localhost 25
    When I run that, I see the following (obviously with different server name):

    [email protected]:/etc/postfix/ssl# telnet localhost 25
    Connected to localhost.localdomain.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    but the cursor goes to the next line and just sits, without anything else being output. The only way to get out is to hard close the SSH session.

    Anyone have any ideas what I've done wrong? Do I really need the SSL stuff? All I want is a very simple mail server, with one or two email addresses. Nothing more fancy than that. Spam can be dealt with by my mail client so I'm not worried about SpamAssassin or anything like that.

    Any help, suggestions or advice would be much appreciated :)
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in your mail log?
    What's in /etc/postfix/

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