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I have tried different tutorials, but at the end it always gives me errors when I test it using "telnet "myname" 25...I need help. I want a simple tutorial through which I can set up postfix on ubuntu and send mail through it?

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Here is a tutorial to install postfix and use virtual users and domains (e-mail accounts managed in MySQL) that I find a lot easier to manage than creating linux users for all the email accounts. It's a complete tutorial installing courier (for pop) and webmail (squirrelmail) but you can use only what you need to install.

postfix-mysql-courier-webmail install from howtoforge

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While useful, I find this answer overkill for the question. – Thufir Aug 25 '12 at 22:31
I don't think because the question is about installing postfix and not choosing a mail server. I agree Postfix is overkill to only send mails through it, mainly if using only 1 user and 1 domain but configuring virtual users/domains adds only a little to postfix only configuration wich is not very easy and the result is a lot easier to administer if needs growing and adding users or domains. – laurent Aug 25 '12 at 22:47

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