Postfix (Fetchmail and Dovecote) on OSX 10.6.7 ???

Bjarne D Mathiesen macintosh at
Thu Jun 16 14:22:13 PDT 2011

William H. Magill wrote:
> Is anyone working Postfix on OSX? (10.6.7)
> The basic problem is I know virtually nothing about Postfix. There was a
> time when I was pretty conversant with sendmail on Tru64 Uinx and
> FreeBSD, but that was 10+ years ago:)
> The MacPorts-WIKI How-To document is 3+ years old ... I began trying to
> update it somewhat (again), but have discovered that getting postfix
> running is more than slightly difficult...
> The port installs and updates, (i.e. selfupdate runs with no complaints
> and my Apache/MySQL/PHP installation updates ok) but that's about all I
> can say.
> I assume there is something "obvious" that I'm missing between Unix(tm)
> and OSX, that is causing particular issues... like the fact that
> (apparently) nothing is getting logged anywhere that I can find.
> Any help appreciated
> Bill Magill

We could do the learning process together ?!?

I'm in the process of migrating from my present email server to a more
fully developed solution.

At present, I'm using Stalker Internet Mail Server V.1.8b8 on an old
MacBook Pro 520c from 1995 !

The MacBook has seen better days, but it's still running 24/7/365 and
has been heavily upgraded: 18 GB HardDisk, 54 MB RAM , 192 MHz PPC 603e

YES !!! those were days !!! :-D

I'm presently using postfix on my computers for outgoing email.

The postfix homepage has a lot of information regarding setting all the
stuff up as well as an extensive collection of links to further

But what are your ambitions ???
Mine are rather extensive, as I need to set up several virtual domains,
so it's my intension to use postfix with either mysql5 or postgresql90.

Bjarne D Mathiesen
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