Another cannot send email externally thread.

I followed this guide:

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I can send locally, receive from everywhere but I still can't send from email clients such as Thunderbird.

Could I please get some guidance?


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You will need to post log excerpts for us to have a chance at helping you.

A big help would be editing your postfix file and adding a '-v' switch to the 'submission' or 'smtps' entry, like so:

Reload postfix (something like 'postfix reload' as root) and try to send mail again. Then pastebin the log entry ( from your mail log (/var/log/mail.log for me) in a post here and we'll try to help out.

It was all a typo!!! Thank you for the -v tip!

After restarting the postfix service (this time -v) I got a

warning: SASL authentication failure: cannot connect to saslauthd server: No such file or directory

I checked the SASL configuration and found a typo on

OPTIONS="-c -m /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauth -r"

missing a "d"…

It's all happiness now. Thank you, derfy.


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