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how to enable postfix on fedora 20

so in fedora 20 the powers that be decided that no default mail transport agent program will be installed. the decision was made based on the "fact" that fedora is used "exclusively" on desktops. and on desktop there is no single program that uses the MTA to send mail to root to warn of any impending disk failure or security breach. mail? pfffffft! who needs it.

this how to aims to rectify that situation. so as root

yum -y install postfix
alternatives --config mta
service postfix restart
chkconfig postfix on

and thank you very much!