Managing the SMTP (Postfix) Service

The SMTP (Postfix) service is one of the mail transfer agents that PureMessage supports. The SMTP (Postfix) service will only appear in the Background Services table if the version of Postfix distributed with PureMessage was enabled during installation.

The Background Services table shows the status of the Postfix service and its process ID. For additional information, click SMTP (Postfix) to view the Postfix Status page, which shows Postfix’s state of readiness and the Virtual Memory (VM) size of the Postfix process.

The SMTP (Postfix) service page displays the following information in the Status table:

  • Status: Whether the service is running.
  • PID: The Unix/Linux Process ID.
  • Ready: The readiness state of the service.
  • VM Size: The current virtual memory size.

To manage the SMTP (Postfix) service: Click Start, Restart, or Stop to perform these actions. Only currently available actions are displayed.