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    Default new install on vmware player but no mail received

    If I bring down the vmware image, should I be able to immediately send emails to and from users that I have created from the zimbraAdmin? Or do I need to do more configuration?

    I have created two users, and try to send a email from one to the another. I can log in successfully on both accounts and can see the email in the sent folder, but no mail arrivesin the other inbox.

    I can see no errors in any of the logs in /opt/zimbra/log

    where else should I be looking?

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    Try /var/log/zimbra.log
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    Default postfix not finding localhost.localdomain

    Thanks Kevin,

    At least I know what seems to be causing the errors. I'm getting a couple of odd things.

    postfix complains "do not list domain localhost.localdomain is in mydestination and virtual_mailbox_domains"

    and also

    Name service error for name=localhost.localdomain type=A: Host not found

    Which seems a bit weird as I can ping the host name and the various host/DNS files look OK. I'll have to delve more into postfix I guess (MX record problems perhaps?)

    /etc/hosts
    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

    /etc/hosts.conf
    order hosts,bind

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    Default got to be some DNS thing

    I'm sort of assuming that because I have connected my VM to the local network. The machine has picked up my DNS server from DHCP. Even so, I would have thought that postfix would obey the various /etc/hosts.conf, /etc/nsswitch files and look at the /etc/hosts files first ...

    I shall sleep on it and look tomorrow

    C

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    Your Zimbra server should be on a fixed IP address and the hosts file should have this:

    fixedIP FQDN hostname

    as the second line.
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    ping localhost.localdomain is not doing an nslookup, while postfix is. Either disable_dns_lookups, or set up DNS.

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    Default That fixed it ...

    Thanks Marcmac,

    Disabling dns lookups on postfix solved the problem.

    I'll change the Zimbra server hostname from localhost.localdomain to something meaningful to my net and re-enable it.

    C

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