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I am trying to set postfix up and I am running into some problems.....here are my files

vim /etc/postfix/main.cf

relayhost = [smtp.gmail.com]:587
smtp_connection_cache_destinations = smtp.gmail.com
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
smtp_sasl_tls_security_options = noanonymous
tls_random_source = dev:/dev/urandom
smtp_tls_CAfile= /etc/pki/CA/cacert.pem
smtp_tls_security_level = may
smtp_tls_scert_verifydepth = 9

append_dot_mydomain = no
readme_directory = no

myhostname = maggie.deliverypath.com
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination = maggie.deliverypath.com, localhost.deliverypath.com, , localhost
mynetworks = [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all

I also have the gmail password info

 vim /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

 gmail-smtp.l.google.com someuser@gmail.com:somepass
 smtp.gmail.com someuser@gmail.com:somepass

then I try to follow this article and i get this output

telnet mail.demoslice.com 25
Connected to www.slicehost.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 www.slicehost.com ESMTP Postfix (Ubuntu)
HELO test.demoslice.com
250 www.slicehost.com
MAIL FROM:<paul@demoslice.com>
250 Ok
RCPT TO:<demo@demoslice.com>
554 <demo@demoslice.com>: Relay access denied

its started

service postfix start
 * Starting Postfix Mail Transport Agent postfix

then the screen freezes and I can't do anything....any ideas?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by masegaloeh, mdpc, kasperd, Katherine Villyard, Jenny D Dec 8 '14 at 6:17

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It looks like you're testing against mail.demoslice.com. Try testing against your own mail server :)

Also, I have no idea what you mean by then the screen gets frozen and i cant do anything....

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Given that you aren't doing any authentication, relay access will be denied unless you connect from one of the my_network hosts. So telnet localhost 25 will get further, or using a rcpt to user@maggie.deliverypath.com that you have on the server.

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