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Postfix ipv4 set up problem

Hi Guys, I followed the tutorial for installing postfix and have it pretty much running. However in the mail logs i have

connect to aspmx.l.google.com[2a00:1450:400c:c05::1a]:25: Network is unreachable

reading your documentation you don’t support ipv6 so in my /etc/postfix/main.cf I changed inet_interfaces = all to inet_interfaces = ipv4. Now when I try to restart postfix i get

postfix: fatal: config variable inet_interfaces: host not found: ipv4

I’ve been trawling the internet for a day or too but I’m not very knowledgeable on this network stuff and can’t find out what to to. I think its probably my /etc/hosts file but I’m not sure what to put in there.

my /etc/hosts file is 127.0.0.1 localhost behappyhost

The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts

::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

ifconfig outputs the following eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 04:01:09:00:d9:01 inet addr:198.199.124.252 Bcast:198.199.124.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::601:9ff:fe00:d901/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:33434204 errors:0 dropped:6 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:2249672603 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:3458227348 (3.4 GB) TX bytes:99888789748 (99.8 GB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:24183 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:24183 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:18406889 (18.4 MB) TX bytes:18406889 (18.4 MB)

I’m grateful for any help Regards Roy


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One stupid thing to remember: if u send the mail from gmail via your postfix to gmail, then google ignores that. So you need to test that by not using a gmail address.

<b>“I followed the tutorial for installing postfix…”</b> <br> <br>Which one?