Postfix Error

I have Virtualmin installed but I am unable to get Postfix OR sendmail to start. I am unable to receive email for any of my accounts. I think I understand that Virtualmin does not use sendmail so how do I check to see what the problem is?


You haven’t told us the error. We can’t possibly guess what the problem is, without information. :wink:

Also there is a troubleshooting guide in the docs that might be of assistance:,troubleshooting_common_problems/#email

It’ll at least tell you where to find the logs that we need to see information from, for us to be able to help.

Your OS and version are also very useful to know.

You were working on it. The error I get from the sending mail client is:
There was an error sending your message: unable to add recipient [harold@]: Invalid response code received from server or My server just does not receive mail directed to other accounts

Are you seeing any errors in the error log?

If the mail server isn’t starting (or is having any other problem for that matter), it’s probably putting some sort of message in either /var/log/maillog or /var/log/mail.log.