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Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Maxim Dounin
October 24, 2012 10:54AM
Hello!

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 10:27:33AM -0400, Laurent Bonetto wrote:

> I need to use nginx as a mail proxy. I am completely new to
> nginx and need some help with the configuration.

[...]

> $ nginx -V nginx version: nginx/1.2.4 configure arguments:
> --prefix=/opt/local --with-cc-opt='-I/opt/local/include -O2'
> --with-ld-opt=-L/opt/local/lib
> --conf-path=/opt/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf
> --error-log-path=/opt/local/var/log/nginx/error.log
> --http-log-path=/opt/local/var/log/nginx/access.log
> --pid-path=/opt/local/var/run/nginx/nginx.pid
> --lock-path=/opt/local/var/run/nginx/nginx.lock
> --http-client-body-temp-path=/opt/local/var/run/nginx/client_body_temp
> --http-proxy-temp-path=/opt/local/var/run/nginx/proxy_temp
> --http-fastcgi-temp-path=/opt/local/var/run/nginx/fastcgi_temp
> --http-uwsgi-temp-path=/opt/local/var/run/nginx/uwsgi_temp
> --with-ipv6
>
> $ nginx nginx: [emerg] unknown directive "mail" in
> /opt/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf:6
>
> The only mention of that error on the web brings up a discussion
> in Russian and the translation is "This question is no longer
> relevant"
>
>
> My questions:
>
> Why am I getting this unknow directive?

To use nginx mail proxy module, you have to enable it during
compilation using the --with-mail configure argument. From the
"nginx -V" output you've provided it's clear that nginx binary you
are using doesn't have mail module compiled in.

See here for more details:
http://nginx.org/en/docs/mail/ngx_mail_core_module.html

[...]

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Maxim Dounin
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Subject Author Posted

Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Laurent Bonetto October 24, 2012 10:30AM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Anton Yuzhaninov October 24, 2012 10:42AM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Maxim Dounin October 24, 2012 10:54AM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Laurent Bonetto October 24, 2012 11:52AM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Maxim Dounin October 24, 2012 12:28PM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Maxim Dounin October 24, 2012 12:38PM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Laurent Bonetto October 24, 2012 05:40PM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Maxim Dounin October 24, 2012 06:56PM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Laurent Bonetto October 24, 2012 09:36PM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

Yanfeng L. November 01, 2012 06:46AM

Re: Configuring nginx as mail proxy

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