Forwarding mail

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jysse, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. jysse

    jysse New Member

    If I set mail forwarding to a certain user it work's okay. After I remove this setting (and save) forwarding is still active.
    How do I remove it permanently ?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Forwarding is removed if you empty the forwaring field and click on save.
    It may take up to a minute until the changed forwarding information is saved to the config files.
  3. jysse

    jysse New Member

    More information

    I did try that and found that problem is not related to mail forwarding. It's something with the mail system.
    This is a little bit difficult to explain but I'll try with my bad english.
    I have two domains. Let's say they are and
    Mail services with works ok. In there is mail user called [email protected]. Before I set this mail forwarding like this [email protected] goes to [email protected]. When I removed this setting mail is still received by [email protected]
    I tested more and found out that no matter what mail address I use to it goes to [email protected].
    Example: mailto [email protected] > goes to [email protected]
    mailto [email protected] (does not exist) > goes to [email protected]

    These two isp sites have same kind of settings. Only difference that I found
    is PHP Safe mode. It is enabled in

  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    As i understand you have a website in ISPConfig with the domain Is also the domainname of your Server?

    Postfix cant handle email correctly when the domainname of the server is identical to the domainname of one of the virtual sites. Postfix then routes all email to the first site.
  5. jysse

    jysse New Member

    Same name

    Yes, that's correct, they are with the same name. Can you tell me how do I fix it ?

  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Try to change your hostname to something like, maybe that is enough:

    echo > /etc/hostname
    /bin/hostname -F /etc/hostname

    Then set the new server hostname in the ispconfig configuration file:

  7. jysse

    jysse New Member

    I was not correct with these settings. Here is some more information. Hope it helps, thanx so far. :)

    from server:
    /etc/hostname =

    From ispconfig (domain1):

    server =
    hostname = www
    domain =
    ip address =


    server =
    hostname = www
    domain =
    ip address =
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    What's in /etc/postfix/ as myhostname or mydomain? I guess it's so you should change it to and restart Postfix.
  9. jysse

    jysse New Member

    Sorry, it's already ...

    I tried to restart postfix but same problem exist. Any more suggestions ?
    Shall I examine logs and if so which one ?

  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Is a Co-Domain of the web site If so, remove it!
  11. jysse

    jysse New Member

    Checked that from ispconfig but it was not so. Although there was and empty co-domain which had only ip (servers) but no name. I removed it.
    Also I changed nameserver's ip's to correct values but problem still exists.
    I have a feeling that I have misunderstood something with settings.

    Shall I try to change server's hostname ? I have not tried it yet.

    Thanks, Jysse
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    What's in /etc/hosts? Can you post that file here?
  13. jysse

    jysse New Member localhost.localdomain localhost machinename machinename

    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

    machinename is a replacement for the real name... :eek:

  14. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Can you try to put a completely different hostname into /etc/postfix/ (e.g. and restart Postfix? Just for testing purposes...
  15. jysse

    jysse New Member

    Tried that too with a line:

    myhostname =

    Same problem continues. I have not said it before but sending mail works fine from both domains.

  16. jysse

    jysse New Member

    Can somebody help me with this ? Still having the same problem...

  17. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I've no idea what it might be than the things falko already posted. Falko will be back from hollidays in 2 days, maybe he has another idea :cool:
  18. jysse

    jysse New Member

    still having problems

    Many thanks for your support so far. :)

    Falko, I know that you are busy but can you help me with this ?


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