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smtp server won't start

452 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2012 2:47 AM by JBind RSS
Erik Hagemeijer Calculating status...
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Feb 29, 2012 1:32 AM



Since a restart of my Mac mini Lion Server I can't start the smtp server anymore.

In the smtp log I get repeatitly the error message:

postfix/master[55966]: fatal: bind: private/smtpd: Invalid argument


Can someone please help me with this? I have reset the and with the default ones, but the problem is somewhere else.


Erik Hagemeijer.

  • Ryan Burkholder Calculating status...
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    Apr 9, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to Erik Hagemeijer)

    Same thing here and about 20 other posts on the web say the same, no answers. Boooo. All after no updates, major changes or any funny business. Just a simple restart and BAM!

  • Ryan Burkholder Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Apr 9, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Ryan Burkholder)

    Just lost the client over this issue. They were tired of dealing with all the problems with Apple's server lately and hired a Windows tech. Time to find an alternative to Apple server-ish tech so I can continue to make a living.

  • JBind Calculating status...
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    May 26, 2012 2:47 AM (in response to Erik Hagemeijer)

    I too am having the exact same problem and it is very sad that there is no help anywhere on the forums or in any of the manuals despite its long existance here.  Can someone with Apple please respond, this is going to cause an abandonment of the server if I cannot somehow resolve.


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