Postfix Manual Pages

Information for new Postfix users

New Postfix users should first look at the following introductory documents. These introductions are hyperlinked to more advanced documents and to UNIX-style manual pages. The UNIX-style manual pages are intended for people who are already familiar with Postfix.

Postfix manual page organization

Each Postfix manual page is numbered after a section of the UNIX manual: examples are mailq(1) or access(5). Unfortunately, there is no single universal method to organize manual pages; each UNIX flavor appears to be different. Postfix documentation assumes the following convention:

Section Topic
1 Commands
3 Library routines
5 File formats
8 Daemons


Postfix configuration

Table-driven mechanisms

Table lookup mechanisms

Free catalog

Daemon processes