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Re: [SLE] Mail routing suggestion?
  • From: Sandy Drobic <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 01:09:19 +0200
  • Message-id: <42C71E9F.2030204@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
John N. Alegre wrote:
Thanks to Sandy and Ulf,

Im still missing something.

After I set the config correctly in postfix, what is the signal for the remote mac to go collect the mail into its mail software.?

Could you tell just what kind of software you use on your mac? Does Postfix run on your mac as server as well?
If a mail server program like sendmail, exim, qmail or postfix is running on your mac, then it doesn't have to do anything at all. A server is defined by offering a service, in this case it is offering to send AND receive mails.

The transport tells postfix where it should deliver mails it receives. That means if you tell postfix to transport certain mails to the mac it will do exactly that. Isn't that nice? (^-^)

/etc/postfix/transport
# here list all addresses to be forwarded to the mac:
user1@xxxxxxxxxxx smtp:192.168.1.20 # or whatever your mac is...
#you can also define transports for entire domains or subdomains
subdomain.example.com smtp:192.168.1.30 # another server...

If you don't set explicite ways to transport mails postfix will deal with mail according to the definitions in main.cf that define domains it knows as local domains for mails that postfix itself is responsible for, relay domains that will be forwarded to other servers or virtual domains that will be rewritten to one of the two.

Sandy

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