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    postfix: no mail.log file?

    I am trying to get postfix working with sasl tls and was getting Authentication errors and looked in the mail.log file and saw them. well then I whacked those files(stupid me) thinking they would be recreated when I restarted postfix. I was wrong and now the mail.log file seems to be just gone! I keep restarting the server but there is no /var/log/mail.log file anymore. How do I get this back so I can debug?

    I remember from the log it looked like postfix was having trouble talking the sasl server or something so I got auth denied because of that I guess. Wish I could get these logs running again.

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    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    North Carolina
    are there other files? like mail.err ....

    you could try
    touch /var/log/mail.log
    you might have to change permissions on the file though, and then restart

    and then try and not use root

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