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I need some help with the configuration of postfix. Doing it first time.

I'm following this how-to and configured each step carefully. Can anyone help me with this error pls?

Service postfix restart
* Stopping Postfix Mail Transport Agent postfix                                                                                     /usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
                                                                                                                                                                [ OK ]
* Starting Postfix Mail Transport Agent postfix                                                                                              
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: smtpd_sasl_application_name=smtpd
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_create_maildirsize=yes
/usr/sbin/postconf: warning: /etc/postfix/main.cf: unused parameter: virtual_maildir_extended=yes
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i am following this how-to library.linode.com/email/postfix/… –  soomro May 1 '13 at 1:01
    
What version of OS are you using and can you paste output of what version of postfix? –  Danila Ladner May 1 '13 at 1:04
    
it's Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, postfix 2.9.6 –  soomro May 1 '13 at 1:21
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Okay so you are following the old how-to where they used postfix package with older version. With the version you've installed all that parameters outdated or got changed. You need to follow current postfix configuration guide.

In all those warnings Postfix, does not understand or interpret from your config. The alert is just there to tell you that expected behavior may not be as intended. So refer to man 5 postconf or review http://www.postfix.org/postconf.5.html for correct names and parameters.

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thanks. commenting parameters helped. –  soomro May 1 '13 at 11:08
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