OMG what is the "post-fix" process?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aeaglex07, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. aeaglex07 macrumors 6502

    aeaglex07

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    this process I've never seen (as well as the IIDC) and it shows up in top everytime I startup my computer.
    I am concerned my computer's being hacked or something.:(
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Does it actually have that hypen in it's name or is it postfix? Note that when we are talking about processes every single character is important! postfix is an open-source email server that might well be running on your Mac.
     
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

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  4. aeaglex07 thread starter macrumors 6502

    aeaglex07

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    yeah it has the hyphen. the thing is I've never seen it before and my iMac doesnt run such a process and never has.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    In that case I'm not sure what it is. If you execute

    Code:
    ps -Al > ~/Desktop/ps.txt
    
    in the terminal it should get a file on your desktop called ps.txt. Open this and search for post-fix. This may tell you the path that it was executed from (or not, depends on how it was launched)
     

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