Article ID: 5798, created on Nov 27, 2008, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 10.x for Linux
  • Plesk 9.x for Linux/Unix


The status of SMTP Server (Postfix) is shown incorrectly in Services management at {Home -> Service Management}.

Additionally, the following error occurs when you try to restart the service:

mailmng failed: Starting postfix: [FAILED]


The problem occurs if a previous execution of Postfix is put in on prelink.
It may occur in Parallels Plesk Panel installed on operating systems such as RedHat, CentOS, FedoraCore, and SuSe.


You need to restart Postfix with its starting script manually.

~# /etc/init.d/postfix restart

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