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April 30, 2011 Roberto Puzzanghera6 comments

This short guide helped a number of people, also newbies in some case, to successfully install a mail server based on qmail.

In case the informations published here are not sufficiently clear and exhaustive, if you want to address me a comment, an hint or a criticism, don't hesitate to post a comment or to contact me via email!

Anyway, if you don't want to take the trouble to read all the documentation and do it by yourself, because you don't have the time, I can offer a consulting service.


Qmail Alias


i installed qmail with your tutorial and everything ist working fine exept of the aliases.

I want that when i write an Email to an adress that qmail triggers a script which i run with an command in the alias:


But that doesn't work. Can you help me?

kind regards


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Qmail Alias

Hi, I suppose you are inserting that line in your .qmail files... what error do you get?

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Adding qmail to supervisord


I am trying to dockerize qmail.

Installling daemontools kills the container(send sig hup 1 which kills init script) + it tries to change innittab. I tried commenting out that part. Compiled qmail and related services + patch. But. now I am having issue adding this to supervirsord.I tried adding all running services related to qmail from a working installation but looks I am doing this wrong:


018-05-26 15:31:09,785 INFO exited: qmail-pop3d (exit status 126; not expected) 2018-05-26 15:31:09,786 INFO exited: tcpserver-smtpd (exit status 111; not expected) 2018-05-26 15:31:09,787 INFO exited: qmail-smtpd (exit status 126; not expected)


I am getting this for al except svscan and svscanboot.

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Adding qmail to supervisord

Sorry, I'm not familiar with supervisord

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mail not delivered in mailbox follow up

after looking in my send log i see failure:


but the mailbox is there.

it looks like it can not find my mailbox what could be wrong in the configuration.

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mail not delivered in mailbox follow up

Hi, you should provide more details... at least the complete qmail-send log

Are you strictly following my guide? Which lda are you using? dovecot or vpopmail?

And since I received a lot of messages about the missing log@domain mailbox, sorry if I ask, but are you sure that the missing mailbox is the recipient and not the log@yourdomain?

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