notes about postfix on a mac

by default, the postfix master command runs periodically (or is it once?) and exits after 60 seconds.

postfix launchd configuration file

the launchd configuration file is:

* /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.master.plist *

to launch the postfix daemon manually, one can do: * sudo /usr/sbin/postfix start *

to cause postfix to launch at boot

add the following to: * /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.daemon.plist *

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
      <plist version="1.0">

to reload the service:

sudo launchctl stop org.postfix.daemon
sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.daemon.plist
sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.postfix.daemon.plist
sudo launchctl start org.postfix.daemon