Obtaining Postfix

Source distributions of Postfix are available from http://www.postfix.org.

Postfix is also available in various Linux and Unix package formats. Several Linux distributions ship with Postfix. Packages are also available from http://www.postfix.org/packages.html.

To get Postfix:

  1. Download the current official release and save it to a convenient directory.

    Instructions for compiling and installing Postfix from source the are available in the INSTALL file contained in the source tarball.

  2. Create dedicated “postfix” and “postdrop” user accounts to make Postfix functional. These accounts do not require login access.