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Postfix Configuration using Mac OS X

What is postfix? Postfix is a native mail transfer agent for sending emails, it is natively installed in OS X, all I’m going to show is how to configure it.

Open your terminal and log in as a root user.

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Next, enter this line, “vi /etc/postfix/main.cf” without the quotes,  add this line

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save the file, google “how to use vi” if you aren’t familiar with it.

We need to create one more file, /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd, this cmd will do.

#vi /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

Inside sasl_passwd, store your email and password.

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When you’re done, start postfix by running this command “postfix start”, run “postfix reload” after, refer to this image.

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While starting or done starting Postfix mail system, enable “Allow less secure apps”, go here https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps to do that.

Let’s try and see if everything is going in order, run the command you see below.

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Go to your inbox and you should see something like this.

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This is a good use for testing your php mailing classes, rather than purchasing a webhost and try from there.

 

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