EMail Servers

How do I start / stop / restart my postfix mail server under Linux or UNIX operating systems?

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I‘ve central e-mail server. Other servers does not need to operate as a mail server. How do I configure Sendmail as submission-only e-mail server (mail client) under CentOS / Fedora / RHEL / Debian Linux / UNIX like operating systems?

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I‘ve central mail server gateway. All of our internal systems through this box. How do I remove or hide the hostnames and IP addresses of our internal systems from the messages headers before they go out to other users for security purpose?

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I‘ve configured RBL for my postfix based mail server and I’m getting an error that read as follows:

May 3 04:35:37 mx02 postfix/smtpd[10956]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from ant251.neoplus.adsl.tpnet.pl[83.26.101.251]: 554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [83.26.101.251] blocked using xen.spamhaus.org; SPAMHAUS BLOCKLIST ADDRESS IS WRONG MUST FIX; from= to= proto=ESMTP helo=

How do I fix this problem?

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I can send and receive mail using user@example.com, but system generated emails such as root@mail.example.com bounce backup with an error:

May 1 03:14:52 mail postfix/smtp[62798]: 23CA4BD6B40: to=, relay=none, delay=0.01, delays=0/0/0/0, dsn=5.4.6, status=bounced (mail for mail.example.com loops back to myself)

How do I fix this error?

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According to RFC2821 the lowest-numbered records are the most preferred MX for domain. So I’ve a target Postfix backup server to keep the messages in a queue waiting for the primary server to become available. This ensures that if my primary MX goes down I do not loss any emails. However, spammers are connecting to my backup MX to avoid anti spam filters that are running on the primary MX server. This also hides their real IP from my primary MX. How do I configure anti-spam for my backup RHEL / CentOS 5.3 based Postfix mx server?

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