JP Vossen on 23 Apr 2009 12:15:52 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Elgg + postfix

 > Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:46:31 -0400
 > From: Michael Leone <>

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:38 PM, Adam Zion <> wrote:
 >> OK- w/help from Brent, I have started Elgg on my server. Good times.
 >> However, it's not sending out the confirmation e-mail messages which
 >> it seems to need to validate accounts. Bad times.
 >> This may well be b/c I don't yet have postfix configured on this
 >> box. Do I need to configure postfix to work w/Elgg and, if so, how?
 > Unless Elgg sends SMTP mail directly, it probably just tries to hand
 > off sending to an MTA (i.e., postfix). Setup postfix in a normal way,
 > and it should all just work. Or point Elgg at your existing mail
 > server (if you have one, and if that's an option in Elgg).

Better yet, if you don't need a real MTA on the box, don't install one, 
just 'aptitude install nullmailer'.  GREAT little package that IMHO 
should be installed by default because otherwise things like logcheck 
and cron messages never get sent.

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