11096 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2010 7:15 PM by pgonzalez
combining prarie-guy and kevin mck posts, heres what worked on my snow leopard 10.6.2 box:
Jan 6 17:05:10 cavell postfix/smtp: warning: SASL authentication failure: No worthy mechs found
Jan 6 17:05:10 cavell postfix/smtp: 08A7856920: to=<firstname.lastname@example.org>, relay=mail.telushosting.com[22.214.171.124]:25, delay=1.2, delays=0/0.01/1.2/0, dsn=4.7.0, status=deferred (SASL authentication failed; cannot authenticate to server mail.telushosting.com[126.96.36.199]: no mechanism available)
stop mail using server admin or cmd line
in terminal window, sudo -s -H
cp -p main.cf main.cf.orig
check the following lines are set up as follows:
smtpsasl_authenable = yes
smtpsasl_passwordmaps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl/passwd
smtpdclientrestrictions = permit_mynetworks permitsaslauthenticated permit
smtpdrecipientrestrictions = permitsaslauthenticated permit_mynetworks rejectunauthdestination checkpolicyservice unix:private/policy permit
smtpdsasl_authenable = yes
this post was the answer to my month long aggravation with mail...THANKS TO ALL WHO CHIMED IN!
Apple & my DNS name provider only provided limited help as (understandably) one party won't help in the others camp.. *I can't believe I needed to perform these steps to make mail work???*
Well now that I've performed these instructions, mail works but have I compromised mail junk filtering?
This email address is new and would receive junk email on a previous mail server, but now I'm getting junk everyday. I'd like increase my junk mail filtering settings but will that lose all the settings I've made to the postfix config file and block all incoming & outgoing mail again?
Well just as I suspected I adjusted my junk mail filter settings and I no longer can receive emails.
I put a check the 'enable junk mail filtering' which had a dash in the box after the changes to the postfix main.cf file as advised in this post.
I moved the minimum junk score slider away from 'cautious' to 'moderate'
restarted mail and nada...no incoming mail
actually one message came in an hour after being sent.
Message was edited by: pgonzalez