Postfix does not start automatically after system reboot

Created:

2016-12-18 06:40:34 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-18 03:09:49 UTC

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Postfix does not start automatically after system reboot

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk Onyx for Linux

Note: This article has the reference to the issue with the fix available:

  • #PPP-27031 "On CentOS 6 servers, running the plesk sbin mchk utility resulted in Postfix being removed from the list of services to be run on server startup."
    Fixed in:
Please consider updating your server:

Symptoms

  • Postfix does not start automatically after system reboot.

  • Postfix can be started manually.

  • Postfix presents in /etc/init.d/ and /etc/rc.d/init.d/

  • The runlevel entries for postfix are deleted after plesk repair mail execution:

    # chkconfig --list | grep postfix
    postfix 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off

    # plesk repair mail -y

    Repairing the mail server configuration
    Reconfiguring all domains and mailboxes ......................... [OK]

    Error messages: 0; Warnings: 0; Errors resolved: 0

    # chkconfig --list | grep postfix
    #

Cause

This is a bug with ID #PPP-27031 which is fixed in Plesk Onyx 17.5.

Resolution

Update to the latest version using Plesk autoinstaller, or run the following command to add Postfix to the boot sequence:

# chkconfig postfix on
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