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2016-01-11 17:13:45 -0500 commented answer local user mail

I did a fresh install and made sure it was pointed to Postfix. And it did work. Thank you very much.

2016-01-10 12:43:33 -0500 commented answer local user mail

I found out what was wrong with the above setup with esmtp/procmail for local mail delivery. procmail needs to run as root to send mail from other users. So the setuid needs to be on the /usr/bin/procmail. And then it works completely. Also Thuderbird doesn't have any way of sending emails using esmtp, it might work for Postfix. Would still like to know why that setup wasn't working.

2016-01-09 23:24:09 -0500 commented answer local user mail

Looks like I spoke too soon. Root was able to send emails to other users with that setup but other users cannot send emails to other users or root. ::sigh:: so close yet still so far.

2016-01-09 23:03:37 -0500 answered a question local user mail

I was able to solve the local email issue by removing Postfix. Then installing esmtp and procmail. creating an /etc/esmtprc file with the following info in it:

mda "/usr/bin/procmail -d %T"

Then creating a symlink for sendmail pointed to esmtp with:

ln -s /usr/bin/esmtp /usr/sbin/sendmail

This does enable me to send emails to local users. Thunderbird seems to be able to read them just fine as well. I found the instructions on Mozilla's website in accessing local *nix mailboxes.

I would still like to know why Postfix was looking for the esmtprc files though.

2016-01-09 17:18:47 -0500 commented answer local user mail

Setting up Postfix and just using the command line for testing, no GUI yet. I get this:

[chris@sithreborn ~]$ No configuration file found at /home/chris/.esmtprc or /etc/esmtprc No configuration file found at /home/chris/.esmtprc or /etc/esmtprc No configuration file found at /home/chris/.esmtprc or /etc/esmtprc No configuration file found at /home/chris/.esmtprc or /etc/esmtprc

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2016-01-09 02:18:24 -0500 asked a question local user mail

I'm looking for a tutorial or guidance on setting up mail for local users only. Where usera can send an email to userb via command line with mailx or use a GUI like Thunderbird. It seems there is no default system in place on Fedora 23 to do this task. So even cron jobs wont send emails to the users.

Searching on the internet results in a lot of confusion. Most places point to Postfix and sometimes Postfix with devcot. Which is necessary? Most config examples for main.cf on Postfix show how to setup email for sending over the internet but I'm not needing that functionality on this system.

Thank you for any help you can provide on this issue.