got a problem with a email account

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by paulley, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. paulley

    paulley New Member

    hi all

    i have got this email account on my server and its setup like this :

    [email protected] salesuser

    but theres a alias in postfix called sales that goes to postmaster then goes to root and for some reason its messing up the email, anything going to [email protected] goes to root not salesuser which it is set has. But once i change the alias from postmaster to the salesuser then it works. I have tried deleting the alias but its seem like its fixed to that account and after deleting the alias the email fail to send from hotmail. Then i put the alias back in again and set to root , email for [email protected] goes to root then i change the alias to salesuser and it starts woking any idea why this is happening

    Last edited: Jul 6, 2006
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Delete all salesuser entries from /etc/aliases, run
    and restart Postfix.
  3. paulley

    paulley New Member

    i have deleted the salesuser unix account and deleted the entry in the /etc/aliases and run newaliases and restart postfix. Then i have put the created the salesuser unix account again and put the entry [email protected] salesuser and postmap it and restarted postfix but its coming back a message from hotmail saying delivery to [email protected] has failed like it was before but as soon has i create the alias sales > salesuser it works fine. also when looking in the other email unix accounts theres a non proper message saying dont detele but there aint one in the salesuser unix account?

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2006
  4. platd

    platd New Member

    I think you need to read some documentation and figure out exactly what you are trying to do.
    Then if you still have problems give the people here a clear description of what you want
  5. paulley

    paulley New Member

    i want it back has before eg:


    [email protected] salesuser

    and so it doesnt keep on relaying on the alias to send the mail to the account in the virtusertable which it show do!

    , since the alias come into it , its been messing about the email account. But why it is when you create a unix account for the first time it creates the non proper message say dont detele it this is a message from the mail system etc then when you detele the unix account and then create it again the message aint there. I guess thats why it aint send to that account becuase it has not got the non proper message.

    Also the documentation does not say about this problem i am having, because i have looked!!!
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2006
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Please post your /etc/aliases here.
  7. paulley

    paulley New Member

    # Aliases in this file will NOT be expanded in the header from
    # Mail, but WILL be visible over networks or from /bin/mail.
    # >>>>>>>>>> The program "newaliases" must be run after
    # >> NOTE >> this file is updated for any changes to
    # >>>>>>>>>> show through to sendmail.

    # Basic system aliases -- these MUST be present.
    mailer-daemon: postmaster
    postmaster: root

    # General redirections for pseudo accounts.
    bin: root
    daemon: root
    adm: root
    lp: root
    sync: root
    shutdown: root
    halt: root
    mail: root
    news: root
    uucp: root
    operator: root
    games: root
    gopher: root
    ftp: root
    nobody: root
    radiusd: root
    nut: root
    dbus: root
    vcsa: root
    canna: root
    wnn: root
    rpm: root
    nscd: root
    pcap: root
    apache: root
    webalizer: root
    dovecot: root
    fax: root
    quagga: root
    radvd: root
    pvm: root
    amanda: root
    privoxy: root
    ident: root
    named: root
    xfs: root
    gdm: root
    mailnull: root
    postgres: root
    sshd: root
    smmsp: root
    postfix: root
    netdump: root
    ldap: root
    squid: root
    ntp: root
    mysql: root
    desktop: root
    rpcuser: root
    rpc: root
    nfsnobody: root

    ingres: root
    system: root
    toor: root
    manager: root
    dumper: root
    abuse: root

    newsadm: news
    newsadmin: news
    usenet: news
    ftpadm: ftp
    ftpadmin: ftp
    ftp-adm: ftp
    ftp-admin: ftp
    www: webmaster
    webmaster: root
    noc: root
    security: root
    hostmaster: root
    info: postmaster
    marketing: postmaster
    support: postmaster

    # trap decode to catch security attacks
    decode: root

    # Person who should get root's mail
    #root: marc
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    I don't see salesuser in there... :confused:
    What's the output of
    grep salesuser /etc/passwd

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