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Configure Postfix to Use Gmail SMTP on Ubuntu


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I'm using ​this online guide here​ to enable simple mail sending from linux (ubuntu) terminal
with postfix through some gmail account. I've done the steps listed there:

sudo apt-get install postfix mailutils libsasl2-2 ca-certificates

libsasl2-modules vim /etc/postfix/main.cf

And add these lines:

relayhost = [smtp.gmail.com]:587 smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes

smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
smtp_sasl_security_options = noanonymous smtp_tls_CAfile =
/etc/postfix/cacert.pem smtp_use_tls = yes

Then edit this file:

vim /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

To add the lines like it says in the guide:

[smtp.gmail.com]:587 USERNAME@gmail.com:PASSWORD

(Of course with my own mail and password) then finally:

sudo chmod 400 /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd sudo postmap /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

And then:

sudo /etc/init.d/postfix reload

When I try to send a simple mail nothing happens:

echo "Test mail from postfix" | mail -s "Test Postfix" you@example.com

(Of course here too with some other valid email)

What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

I think you need validate certificates to avoid running into error.

Try with:

cat /etc/ssl/certs/Thawte_Premium_Server_CA.pem | sudo tee -a


If you run into issues with above command, try rename the certificate
to:​thawte_Primary_Root_CA.pem​ in above command.

And now, reaload the server

sudo /etc/init.d/postfix reload

● Yes it works!! I've used: thawte_Primary_Root_CA.pem ... Thanks a lot! – ​OrenIshShalom​ ​Mar 24
'18 at 18:10