Postfix & Hostname problems.
eje at cmpharm.ucsf.edu
Wed Jan 5 00:25:36 UTC 2005
If your domain has an MX record pointing to your FC2's A record, you
don't probably want to change the myhostname setting. Really it is
best to leave that alone.
Probably it would be better to change the "mydomain =
mail.mydomain.com" and "myorigin = $mydomain" settings.
>Happy New Year!
>I am new to Postfix and I have read various documentation on
>configuring it, but I am having a problem understanding/get to work
>properly the $myhostname setting.
>Basically heres what I am trying to acheive...
>I have a domain name hosted with a company with an MX record
>pointing to my dedicated FC2 Linux server, that is hosted with
>another company (I do not want to change this). My dedicated server
>already has a FQDN hostname that was assigned by the hosting
>company. However, I want Postfix to use my domain name instead of
>the system name. So, as far as I understood all I had to do to
>overide this is edit main.cf and put in
>myhostname=mail.mydomain.com. But this causes all sorts of problems;
>for some reason Postfix still insists on using the system hostname.
>If I run 'postconf -n' mydomain is listed, so why don't it work? am
>I assuming it can be overridden when a FQDN hostname already exists,
>but it cannot? Arrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh! :)
>I've spent hours on this, but can't get no further. Please help.
>p.s. if I am being a bit vague or you want details of what goes
>wrong, I will supply them; just didn't want to bore you all to death
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