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Trying to send mail  with  PHP Mail / Postfix / Ubuntu

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I have just installed Ubuntu server and have installed postfix  i am just wanting to be able to send mail via web forms , however this does not work via PHP forms or by commandline

I can login to WEBmin and send mail which works ok,

The errror message when mail fails is
said: 550 authentication required (in reply to RCPT TO command)

Any help on where to start looking or configuration settings to check would be appreciated

Regards
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by:Sandy
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This means you need to configure SASL auth in postfix config and post that you need to use while sending out the mails.

Ty/SA
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If it is   Outgoing SMTP Authentication , please take a look at this
http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Outgoing_SMTP_Authentication
And do the command as this:
su - zimbra
postconf

check your value's of these across the board
smtpd_use_tls
smtpd_tls_auth_only
smtpd_tls_key_file = /opt/zimbra/conf/smtpd.key
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /opt/zimbra/conf/smtpd.crt

If you want to get some more output: smtp_tls_loglevel
1- Disable logging of TLS activity.
2- Log TLS handshake and certificate information. (what you have currently)
3- Log levels during TLS negotiation.
4- Log hexadecimal and ASCII dump of TLS negotiation process.
5- Log hexadecimal and ASCII dump of complete transmission after STARTTLS.

Hope understand your question completely.If not, please ,point it out

Duncan
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BTW is it Zimbra installed on system ?

Ty/SA
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by:n2989
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Hi Sandy ,

no Zimbra is not installed , do i need it ?  I am not looking to set up a complete mail server just a mechanism to send mail from various forms we have.  This is for an Intranet we have

Thanks
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by:Sandy
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No, you don't need it.. i believe you postfix setup is fine.. just use client auth from mail client to send the mails ...

Which client you are currently using ? check there must be option to send the messages with auth.

Ty/SA
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Ok problem is fixed, I installed sendmail via the WEBmin panel rather than command line as i had been doing previously and everything just worked, no idea why except that posssibly a module was not installed via commandline that was installed by WEBmin.
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perfect :)

TY/SA
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