How to Set Up Email Sending from GoDaddy Server Using Postfix


1. Create a mailbox

First you need to create a mailbox in your GoDaddy store account. On the home page of your account select your email clutch.

Email sending from GoDaddy server

Click Set Up in the FREE EMAIL PLANS frame.

Email settings

You will see a domain, for which a mailbox will be created.

GoDaddy server settings

After you clicked Set Up, a new item will appear with the newly created mailbox store account on the same email tab, on the popup.

Mail sending configuration

Next you need to press Launch to set the mailbox. On the next page you have to find the add button.

Email sending from GoDaddy

A popup opens and you select a mailbox address and password. For example: email: and the password: myPassword.

GoDaddy mail settings

On this stage the process of creating an email is over. Next you have to know server domain mail. To make this, go on the main GoDaddy account page and go to the server tab and click Launch right in front of your server. In the next window find the Server Name - this is the mail server domain that you want -

Setting up email sending with Postfix

2. Postfix install and configuration

Through ssh go to the server and as root user type:

sudo apt-get install postfix

After installation, it is needed to create file for authentication by post server

sudo touch /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

In this file type in the following line substituting your data:

Then perform such commands:

cd /etc/postfix/
sudo chown 600 sasl_passwd
sudo postmap sasl_passwd

Open the file /etc/postfix/ with your favorite editor and drive configuration to this form:

smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
smtp_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
smtp_sasl_type = cyrus
mynetworks =,

The value of Relayhost parameter must be written in brackets. If you want to specify the port you can use such format


Reboot the server:

sudo /etc/init.d/postfix restart

and enjoy the results.

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