Email Configuration

Receiving Emails: IMAP Configuration

Due to shutdown of marian, the ProCKSI e-mail account was migrated to Gmail.

NOTE: Having a separate account for procksi was necessary before having a dedicated ProCKSI cluster. The IMAM/POP functionality should be entirely transferred to the ProCKSI master node at some point.

User name
Password see Authentication
IMAP server (SSL)
SMTP server (STARTTLS 587)
Email address

Sending Emails: SMPT Configuration

The ProCKSI server component send emails to the user for several occasions. In order to make sure that they are delivered correctly even when the internet is temporarily not available, a local SMTP server (postfix) is set up. This will accept emails from the private network only, store them temporarily (if necessary), and forward them to an email relay server.

Additionally, all system mails sent by the master and slave nodes shall be forwared to the procksi email account in order to make all available at one point.

Make sure that postfix is the default mailing software (and not sendmail!).

system-switch-mail -activate postfix

Make the following changes to the postfix _configuration file (/etc/postfix/main.cf_):

myhostname =
mydomain =
myorigin = $mydomai
inet_interfaces = all
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, localhost
mynetworks_style = subnet
virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
relayhost =

Create or modify /etc/postfix/virtual:

postmaster  postmaster@localhost
adm         root@localhost

Generate the corresponding database file (virtual.db):

postmap /etc/postfix/virtual

Make sure that the postfix daemon is running, and that it will start at boot time:

/sbin/service postfix start
/sbin/chkconfig --add postfix
/sbin/chkconfig postfix on

Make sure that the firewall is not open for port 25 or port 28!

Check that the STMTP server in /home/procksi/latest/conf/main.ini is set correctly set to master01.procksi.local