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I need to create an email account for Request Tracker on my ubuntu server. I have postfix installed. Can someone walk me though how to set that up?
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Open a command shell and type the command:

adduser tracker

this adds the user tracker (for your Request tracker, or use another name). This user should receive alle emails to tracker@localhost.
For your domain you need to configure postfix t oaccept emails for this domain, like yourdomain.com, to receive also emails to tracker@yourdomain.com

I asume your postfix should act as a mail agent  on the internet and not only local and not as an smarthost(a host which needs another mail server to deliver emails and receive from).
Start the postfix configuration from the command line:
dpkg-reconfigure postfix

General type of mail configuration: Internet Site
and more have a look here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix

When everything is ok, email to tracker is delivered into the local home mail directory. You propably want to fetch this EMail with a client like Thunderbird and through imap or pop3. For this you need another server, like dovecot. Install dovecot (or another from your choice).

apt-get install dovecot-imapd

(should work out of the box)

Oli


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