Submitted by hescominsoon on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 15:56 Pro Licensee
I REALLY want to remove postfix. I have literally ZERO need for the server to send emails..at all. If not that I want to make postfix unable to start. somehow systemd(or whatever is managing startup now) and webmin do not see the fact that postfix even exists..much less shows up in the bootup area of webmin...:)
Submitted by hescominsoon on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 15:57 Pro Licensee Comment #1
Submitted by hescominsoon on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:06 Pro Licensee Comment #2
let's narrow this down. can i remove postfix without having apt remove the lamp stack? If not I'll try simply renaming the etc/postfix directory instead..:)
Submitted by hescominsoon on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:13 Pro Licensee Comment #3
:) renaming /etc/postfix to /etc/postfix.old did the trick..:)
Submitted by hescominsoon on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 16:30 Pro Licensee Comment #4
nope virt did not like that...so unrenamed the folder and rebooted. How to stop postfix from running permanently?
Submitted by JamieCameron on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 22:35 Comment #5
Have you tried disabling Postfix at boot time at Webmin -> System -> Bootup and Shutdown?
Submitted by hescominsoon on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 20:32 Pro Licensee Comment #6
postfix is not showing in webmin/virt...let me change my premise as since this is a weird thing..and weird things lead to virt destroying itself..>:)
Submitted by JamieCameron on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 21:41 Comment #7
Do you mean it doesn't even show up on that Bootup and Shutdown page?
Submitted by hescominsoon on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 21:47 Pro Licensee Comment #8
yeppers...that's the issue...i had already disabled postfix via that interface..but it has now re-enabled itself and disappeared from the bootup/shutdown area. I
Submitted by JamieCameron on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:40 Comment #9
So if Postfix is shut down on that page, you shouldn't need to do anything more to remove it. Just make sure the email feature is disabled on the Features and Plugins page.