[Koha] email setup and documentation [Solved]
Msgr. Marion J. Makarewicz
marmak3261 at att.net
Sat Oct 9 10:58:22 NZDT 2010
Sorry to have posted and then found the answer myself. I traced the problem
from one more try at understanding the errors in my mail.log and mail.err.
Turns out that since I was not running local DNS, I needed square brackets
around the SMTP:[host.name.net] entry in the mailertable.db. I'll do my best
to document email setup as I did it and post to the wiki.
>I have been able to go through all the steps for a Koha 3.0 install on
>Ubuntu. Catalogue and circulation are all set up, imported from an existing
>Follett ILS. I am so impressed with this excellent software and a great
>One remaining issue is getting the email notifications to work on my
>network. I can find minimal postings in the lists and no specific how to in
>the documentation as to setting up email.
>This is a school environment and I have an email server already running
> (Dovecot) handling all the local faculty and student email accounts.
>My Koha box is distinct. How do I get the email notifications to relay to
>the mail server? I've tried it with sendmail configured on the Koha
>I can deliver to local users. I'm trying to understand MX entries, relays,
>and wondering if I have to set up a DNS server. I do have all the machines
>figured to static IP addresses and host names.
>Any pointers in the right direction? A recent thread seemed to be solved
>with Postfix, but not knowing the network configuration, I'm not sure
>next. One suggestion was nullmailer. Perhaps it's just that sendmail is so
>challenging in its setup. I have had experience with sendmail and that's
>I've tried it first.
>In many respects this may be off topic, but considering that Koha is
>available as a turn-key solution, it seems that a little more clarity on
>what else is needed to configure to enable it to use full functionality,
>much like the documentation is clear on how to set up the MySQL database,
>and then you can forget about it.
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