[Xymon] New Xymon Server email

Stephen Carville scarville at lereta.com
Sat Jan 11 01:21:08 CET 2020

I am a little confused.  Why can you not just use postfix (or sendmail 
if you are a masochist :) as a local MTA?  Does your ISP block outgoing 
port 25 or some similar nonsense?

I can post a main.cf, transport_map  and generic_map files that works 
for my xymon server.

On 1/10/20 3:13 PM, Kris Springer wrote:
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> I appreciate the response, but simply saying 'google it' is not 
> helpful.  I've been googling all day and following various how-to's with 
> no success.
> Kris Springer
> On 1/10/20 4:07 PM, Ron Cohen wrote:
>> you can configure postfix to use a gmail account. On some 
>> distributions it is a setup option. otherwise google it.
>> On 10/01/2020 19:30, Kris Springer wrote:
>>> I've just spent half my day attempting to get Postfix to function, 
>>> without success.   My ISP blocks port 25, so I've attempted to setup 
>>> the TLS relay to my SMTP host, but that doesn't work either.  Gone 
>>> are the days of just editing a few configs and then everything 
>>> works.  I've read more how-to's than I want to count, and none 
>>> actually work.  If Xymon has 'alerts' built-in shouldn't it roll in 
>>> an actual email relay tool that users can enter their basic SMTP 
>>> server credentials and it just works? Can someone offer some sane 
>>> assistance please?  I'm beating my head against the wall at this point.
>>> Kris Springer
>>> On 1/10/20 7:07 AM, Root, Paul T wrote:
>>>> Postfix is the newer mail program.
>>>> /etc/postfix/main.cf
>>>> You'll want to set myhostname, myorigin, inet_interfaces, 
>>>> my_destination, and maybe relayhost.
>>>> They are pretty self expanitory.
>>>> You might also need to look at the firewall.
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Xymon <xymon-bounces at xymon.com> On Behalf Of Kris Springer
>>>> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2020 3:56 PM
>>>> To: Xymon MailingList <xymon at xymon.com>
>>>> Subject: [Xymon] New Xymon Server email
>>>> I just built a new Ubuntu 19.10 server and installed Xymon server on it
>>>> using the premade apt package.  I've got working hosts.cfg,
>>>> analysis.cfg, and client-local.cfg.  The webpage works fine and client
>>>> data flows in and displays accurately.
>>>> I've also configured alerts.cfg to email me for everything, but I'm not
>>>> receiving any emails in my mailbox.  In the past when I've built a 
>>>> xymon
>>>> server box I installed Sendmail that took care of sending the emails
>>>> out.  But this is 2020 and I'm assuming something else is built into 
>>>> the
>>>> Xymon Server code that does the emailing.  What am I missing here? Do I
>>>> still need to install a separate mailer?
>>>> -- 
>>>> Kris Springer
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