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

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Fri Jun 17 15:32:30 PDT 2011

On Jun 17, 2011, at 5:07 PM, Bjarne D Mathiesen wrote:
> That's really not the fault of postfix, but a piss-poor DNS system in
> the router. postfix uses the DNS services from the computer, and the
> computer queries external DNS services etc etc.


> if the router or the
> local ISP don't provide quality service, then one can bypass these and
> use eg the openDNS servers. You can manually set this up in Network
> Preferences.

be careful with openDNS and other providers as you want to make sure you have them set to not do their 'magic' stuff (I believe openDNS has a setting you can configure so they don't do their automatic redirection stuff if you want to use it with a mailserver).

If you're doing any volume of mail, it is useful to run a caching resolver locally on your mail machine.
Daniel J. Luke                                                                   
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