I am running landscape as dedicated server and I am having problems to receive email notifications.

the system emails address is set to landscape@mydomain.com receiving mail alerts@mydomain.com also tried to set the receiving to a gmail one but also not receiving.

is there somewhere an option to set the smtp manually?

I did the installation steps provided in this tutorial without juju (How do I install Landscape for personal use?). did I miss something?

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    you can set postfix to use an SMTP server instead and relay things. it's how my landscape instance is set up – Thomas Ward Sep 6 '15 at 14:06
  • ah ok! postfix configuration looks for me a little bit complex - do you know if it will work with ssmtp also? – tr00n3r Sep 6 '15 at 14:35
  • not sure if you need to remove postfix to install that, but the Landscape LDS software has a package dependency on postfix so removing postfix will remove Landscape. – Thomas Ward Sep 6 '15 at 15:12

You can instruct Postfix to use a different smtp server (i.e to act as a 'relay'), rather than send mail natively as itself instead to mail addresses.

This post on Linode's documentation on things should be able to help you configure postfix to send smtp through a remote SMTP server (such as Google Mail, etc.).

This is how my landscape server is configured to send email notifications, although until I can replace my hypervisor machine my landscape server has been shut off in favor of a much more needed gitlab instance.

You did mention if you could use ssmtp instead. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, the packages that install Landscape have a dependency on the postfix package - removing ssmtp will likely remove postfix, and that will probably remove Landscape.

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