Configure a Mail/SMTP Server

Chances are, that in the pre-configured setup sending email will not work out of the box.  The most reliable and secure way to make sure that ]po[ sends out emails is setting up a relay and use a SMTP server to send out emails. Setting up a relay can happen in tow ways: 

Option 1: Configure generic postfix relay 

Reference: See article on HowToForge
postconf -e 'relayhost ='
postconf -e 'smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes'
postconf -e 'smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd'
postconf -e 'smtp_sasl_security_options ='

echo "   user_name:password" > /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

chown root:root /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
chmod 600 /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

postmap /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

/etc/init.d/postfix restart

Option 2: Configure postfix relay through GMAIL

See  for more information.

Option 3: Configure postfix relay through EXCHANGE

Follow the steps below to configure an external EXCHANGE mail server to send emails:
  • Specify IP of this server in the \servers\projop\etc\config.tcl file.
  • Allow anonymous authentication for the smtp virtual server,
  • Limit "connection control" and "relay restrictions" to the IP of the proj-open server (and of course itself)
  • Set parameter "SendmailBin" in acs-mail-lite to "smtp"
Provided by Erik Andelman:

Option 4: Configure using acs-mail-lite 

Mail is managed using package acs-mail-lite. To setup your SMTP rely server please go to ADMIN->PARAMETERS and set the parameters of package acs-mail-lite accordingly:


Further references:


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