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[hylafax-users] RE : Help required for faxmail with qmail
The only user dedicated to hylafax I have is faxmaster, so that I can
receive administrative messages from faxrcvd.
I triend to put '.fax' in /var/qmail/control/rcpthosts but it does not
work when I mail from local nor from a windows client.
My hylafax (4.1.1) configuration is pretty standard, either is my qmail
(I use a sme mitel 5.5 distro).
I followed point per point the configuration file located in
http://www.hylafax.org/faxgateway.php) to set up faxmail but I'm in
great trouble now.
I can mail via IMP or via outlook (smtp or imap), it does not work in
I hoped that someone using both qmail and faxmail could help me, but no
one answered, so I suppose that there are none who suceeded in making
this thing work well or simply work...
Tnx anyway for your help.
P.s: feel free to write in french if you prefer ;-) çà ne me gène pas,
au contraire.. ;-)
De : email@example.com
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] De la part de Maurice Galland
Envoyé : jeudi 3 avril 2003 11:37
À : hylafax-users
Objet : Re: [hylafax-users] Help required for faxmail with qmail
My 2 swiss cents...
> Help!!! Has someone already installed faxmail with qmail ????
> I'm trying to setup faxmail on my SME server 5.5 with qmail and am not
> very successfull
> I used the method described in http://www.hylafax.org/faxgateway.php)
> My faxmail and sendfax are in /usr/bin
> My hylafax release is 4.1.1.
> Here is what I do :
> I add '.fax:fax' to '/var/qmail/control/virtualdomains'
I don't use virtualdomains with qmail, but I think that this means that
any mail sent to email@example.com is actually sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org (see PIC.local2virt in qmail doc).
> I create a '.qmail-fax-default' in '/var/qmail/alias/' and put '|
> /local/etc/mailfax' into it.
This .qmail-fax-default file tells qmail that any mail sent to
fax-anything@anylocaldomain uses the delivery method specified in this
WARNING! Do you already have a REAL "fax" user defined ? Because this
would change the way to properly configure this.
> I create '/local/etc/mailfax' and fill it with (release 1.2 of
> mailfax.sh-qmail modified only for my paths) :
> /usr/bin/faxmail | /usr/bin/sendfax-f "$SENDER" -d
> "$EXT2@`/usr/bin/expr \"$HOST\" : '\(.*\)\.fax$'`"
> I then restart qmail.
> But when I send a mail to 'ppl@046603XXXX.fax', the mailer-daemon
> answers to me :
So now, when you send a mail to 'ppl@046603XXXX.fax' the previous
configuration tells qmail to actually send the mail to
'fax-ppl@046603XXXX.fax'. This mail would be delivered to fax-ppl
locally, using the .qmail-fax-default delivery method ONLY IF
'04660XXX.fax' is known as a local domain for which your system is the
recipient host. The problem might be to let your SMTP server
(qmail-smtpd) know that '04660XXX.fax' is to be delivered locally. You
can do this by adding '.fax' in /var/qmail/control/rcpthosts. This works
only if you send the mail from a different host, it is not necessary if
you send the mail from the SMTP server itself.
Could you describe your network a bit more? Apparently, the HylaFAX host
is the same as the qmail host, right ? But do you want to send faxes
from other hosts ?
> " Hi. This is the qmail-send program at xware.fr.
> I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the
> This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work
> Sorry, no mailbox here by that name. (#5.1.1) "
> I thought I followed the installation step by step but it does not
> work. ;-(
> Can anyone tell me where I messed up ???
> I really need to have this working !!
> Thanks a lot in advance for any help.
Well, not sure but HTH :-)
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