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Is it possible to completely remove postfix from server?

Discussion in 'Plesk 11.x for Linux' started by nejck666, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. nejck666

    nejck666 New Pleskian

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    Hi,

    i'm using this server only as webserver, therefore I'd like to remove all the stuff I don't need...

    One of them is also postfix mail server since I already got listed on one or two blacklists.

    Any hints on how to do that? :)

    tnx,
    nejck
     
  2. IgorG

    IgorG Forums Analyst Staff Member

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    You can't remove any MTA from Linux because it is one of base part of operating system.
     
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    LinqLOL Basic Pleskian

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    and beside of that, if you are saying that your not using it but are blacklisted. I would be worried :) Postfix is light so don't worry about the resource savements.
     
  4. nejck666

    nejck666 New Pleskian

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    problem was it was running... even if I shutted down the service in plesk... after a day or two postfix is running again :(
     
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    Amin Taheri Golden Pleskian Plesk Certified Professional

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    you could always try rpm -e postfix --nodeps and see what happens. It may cause some problems with other items since other apps may expect a MTA to be present.
     
  6. IgorG

    IgorG Forums Analyst Staff Member

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    Exactly. It is really bad idea to stop or remove MTA on Linux system.
     
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    nejck666 New Pleskian

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    ok... than what about blocking it so it can only work in localhost ?
     
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    IgorG Forums Analyst Staff Member

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    Use iptables for this purpose.
     
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