Chapter 2. Postfix Services

The Postfix software package is quickly becoming one of the more popular e-mail packages available for Unix systems. Postfix was developed by Wietse Venema in the late 1990s to provide an alternative Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) for standard Unix servers.

The Postfix software can turn a Linux system into a fully functional e-mail server.

For general information about Postfix you can reach the Postfix Web site at There, you can also subscribe to several different mail lists. By subscribing to a Postfix mail list you can keep up-to-date on the latest information about Postfix software improvements.

The MTA package manages messages that come into or leave the mail server. Postfix accomplishes this message ...

Get Postfix now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.