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Configure mail server

Requirements

Instruction by MTAs

Tests

  1. Start mail user agent (MUA) on your PC or PDA.


    Note:

    • If you are not allowed to use MUA, you may use telnet client instead: See also “Telnet example” below.

  2. Send any message to sympa-request@mail.example.org. And confirm that your message will be delivered to postmaster.

  3. Send a message with a subject “help” to sympa@mail.example.org. And confirm that the message will be stored into incoming spool directory (by default it is msg subdirectory in $SPOOLDIR directory).


    Note:

    • If the services have already started (or once they start), this message will be removed immediately, and a help messsage will be sent back to you.

  4. Send any message to bounce+hogehoge@mail.example.org. And confirm that the message will be stored into bounce spool directory (by default it is bounce subdirectory in $SPOOLDIR directory).


    Note:

    • If the services have already started (or once they start), this message will be immediately moved into bad subdirectory of the spool.

If something went unexpected, check mail system log and configuration of MTA.

Telnet Example

  1. Open your favorite telnet tools (telnet or putty for example).

  2. Open a session to your postfix server and use this command (replace example by your addresses).

    HELO example.fr
    250 yourserver
    MAIL FROM:<user@example.fr>
    250 2.1.0 Ok
    RCPT TO:<sympa-request@mail.example.org>
    250 2.1.5 Ok
    RCPT TO:<sympa@mail.example.org>
    250 2.1.5 Ok
    RCPT TO:<bounce+hogehoge@mail.example.org>
    250 2.1.5 Ok
    DATA
    354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
    Message-ID: <Something>
    From: <user@example.fr>
    Subject: Hello
    
    Hello World
    .
    250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    QUIT
    221 2.0.0 Bye
    

    This should be enough to see if everything is ok on the MTA side.

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