Question

Can't Send Emails Using Both Postfix & Sendmail On Debian-9-64bit Fresh Droplet

There’s a problem with either the DigitalOcean firewalls or something similar. Can’t send emails using both Postfix and Sendmail. I’ve put no firewalls in place. All ports open, but still can’t send. Please fix ASAP.

Steps to reproduce the case:

  1. Create a Debian-9-64bit 1GB droplet.
  2. Update system using apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
  3. Now install Postfix using apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql postfix-doc openssl getmail4 rkhunter binutils dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d dovecot-mysql dovecot-sieve dovecot-lmtpd mailutils
  4. Send a test mail, echo “This is the body of the email” | mail -s “This is the subject line” your_email_address Now, the mail never gets sent. Please look into this issue.
Subscribe
Share

Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

When you attempt to send an email by following these steps, what if anything is recorded in your postfix log files?