Configuring Postfix to use a smarthost

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Some companies and ISP’s do not allow you to send mail from your machine directly, but force you to use their smarthost. In the Postfix SMTP server we can accomplish this by editing the file /etc/postfix/main.cf:

relayhost = smarthost.example.org

We also have to tell Postfix to which domains it may send mail. We do this by adding:

relay_domains = example.org

These two lines together allow your Postfix installation to send mail to everybody@example.org through the smarthost smarthost.example.org.

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