When I setup a new Centos or Amazon Linux server, one of the first tasks I want to accomplish is installing postfix. There used to be a package named system-switch-mail that made this easy to do from the shell. If you've tried to yum install this package recently you might have been surprised to find that it has disappeared. Instead there is a tool that lets you do essentailly the same thing which is part of the chkconfig package.
For this to work you need to have the chkconfig package installed: