Postfix with IPv6


In this how to I describe the basically configuration and administration of Postfix on Debian Lenny.
Current I’m using Postfix version 2.5.5
This tutorial should working with older and newer versions.

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postconf -d | grep "mail_version =" | cut -d" " -f 3
2.5.5

You can find the postfix main configuration file under “/etc/postfix”
Let see what wee need to configure a working Internet Mail-Server

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postfix ~ # vim /etc/postfix/main.cf

My example configuration:

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myhostname = ipv6.postfix.idrobot.net
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
mydestination = ipv6.postfix.idrobot.net, localhost.localdomain, localhost
mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8 [::ffff:127.0.0.0]/104 [::1]/128
smtp_bind_address6 = 2a01:4f8:101:265::37
mailbox_command =
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all
inet_protocols = all
home_mailbox = Maildir/
bounce_template_file = /etc/postfix/bounce.cf

If you want to relay your mails to another mail-server you can use the relayhost option:
Edit main.cf, and add this line:

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relayhost = ipv6.mx.idrobot.net

Some administration commands:
Show running config:

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postconf -n

Show the default postfix config instead of running one:

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postconf -d

Show message content:

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postcat -q 7FB942082

Delete all mail in queue:

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postsuper -d ALL

Schedule immediate delivery:

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postqueue -i 7FB942082

Flush the queue:

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postqueue -f

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