Infinite bounce loop

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by confuzzled, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. confuzzled

    confuzzled New Member

    About 5 times a second, a new message is generated:

    This is the Postfix program at host

    I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
    be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

    For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>

    If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
    delete your own text from the attached returned message.

    The Postfix program

    <[email protected]> (expanded from
    <admispconfig@localhost>): Host or domain name not found. Name service
    error for type=AAAA: Host not found

    Reporting-MTA: dns;
    X-Postfix-Queue-ID: ACDC020B6D
    X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; [email protected]
    Arrival-Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:29:41 +0000 (GMT)

    Final-Recipient: rfc822; [email protected]
    Original-Recipient: rfc822; admispconfig@localhost
    Action: failed
    Status: 5.0.0
    Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; Host or domain name not found. Name service error
    for type=AAAA: Host not found

    Mailsize: web5_c2
    [email protected] (c2)
    Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:29:41 +0000 (GMT)


    I've already seen the posting at
    and I've made sure that is listed in
    /etc/postfix/local-host-names (I didn't have to add it - it was already there).

    The original poster seems to have solved the problem thus:

    I will delete this email and try to create another.

    Trouble is, I'm not sure what he means by "delete".
    Does this mean deleting it from a queue somewhere?
    I don't know how to do that.

    I guess there are two problems:
    1. The message to admispconfig is being generated in the first place -
    I don't know why or how to cure it.
    2. The message to admispconfig can't be delivered. I don't know why that is either.

    At the moment the only way I can stop these emails being generated
    is "postfix stop" - which is not ideal in the long term.
  2. confuzzled

    confuzzled New Member

    Panic over


    mydestination = /etc/postfix/local-host-names​

    into /etc/postfix/ did the trick.
    No more loopy loop stuff.

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