Step 7. Install the Postfix mail server
DSpace needs to send emails in order to facilitate submission workflows etc.
Ideally before setting this up, you should speak to your campus email administrator.
Local Postfix Email Sending Server Installation
Step 7.1: First we purge old software
Type the following;
sudo dpkg --purge exim4
Step 7.2: Then we install the Postfix software
Install the Postfix mail server by typing as follows;
When asked for type of setup, select "Internet with Smarthost".
The "Smarthost" is your campus email sending server, read the wiki page below for alternatives, if you do not have a campus email sending server.
See links below for more detail before continuing.
sudo apt-get install postfix
Step 7.3: Finally we setup a default mailname
Now we edit the servers "mailname" by typing as follows:
sudo nano /etc/mailname
Add one line only which should be the hostname (URL) of your server, for example: scholar.sun.ac.za.
- Alternative Sender Email Server Gateway Choices
- Advanced Postfix Email Sender Configuration
- Email Tests