Problem with forwarding on Postfix

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by mickey78, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. mickey78

    mickey78 New Member


    I followed this tut (Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 10.04)) and my server is working well for the most part. I have similar setup on other servers and they work well.

    In the specific case I'm having a forwarding problem, the email doesnt go to the forward destination address, it is being refused by the server.

    Here is pertinent infos.

    cat /etc/postfix/
    # See /usr/share/postfix/ for a commented, more complete version

    # Debian specific: Specifying a file name will cause the first
    # line of that file to be used as the name. The Debian default
    # is /etc/mailname.
    #myorigin = /etc/mailname

    smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Ubuntu)
    biff = no

    # appending .domain is the MUA's job.
    append_dot_mydomain = no

    # Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
    #delay_warning_time = 4h

    readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix

    # TLS parameters
    smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.cert
    smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/postfix/smtpd.key
    smtpd_use_tls = yes
    smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtpd_scache
    smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${data_directory}/smtp_scache

    # See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
    # information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.

    myhostname =
    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
    alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
    myorigin = /etc/mailname
    mydestination = **destinations **
    relayhost = **ip of relay**
    mynetworks = **ip's of networks**
    mailbox_size_limit = 0
    recipient_delimiter = +
    inet_interfaces = all
    html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix/html
    virtual_alias_domains =
    virtual_alias_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/, mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_domains = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_base = /home/vmail
    virtual_uid_maps = static:5000
    virtual_gid_maps = static:5000
    smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
    broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
    smtpd_sasl_authenticated_header = yes
    smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, permit_sasl_authenticated, reject_unauth_destination
    transport_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_create_maildirsize = yes
    virtual_maildir_extended = yes
    virtual_mailbox_limit_maps = proxy:mysql:/etc/postfix/
    virtual_mailbox_limit_override = yes
    virtual_maildir_limit_message = "The user you are trying to reach is over quota."
    virtual_overquota_bounce = yes
    proxy_read_maps = $local_recipient_maps $mydestination $virtual_alias_maps $virtual_alias_domains $virtual_mailbox_maps $virtual_mailbox_domains $relay_recipient_maps $relay_domains $canonical_maps $sender_canonical_maps $recipient_canonical_maps $relocated_maps $transport_maps $mynetworks $virtual_mailbox_limit_maps
    #content_filter = amavis:[]:10024
    receive_override_options = no_address_mappings
    message_size_limit = 20480000

    In the log, I get an error saying:
    Nov 2 10:22:20 mailserver postfix/virtual[15505]: 48FFBB03AA7: to=<[email protected]>, relay=virtual, delay=0.03, delays=0.01/0/0/0.02, dsn=5.1.1, status=bounced (unknown user: "[email protected]")

    I have an entry in my mysql database for [email protected] and it should be redirected to another address.. I also have an entry in the domains table for

    Anyone have any idea why?
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2010
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Does sending to that email address work if you switch off the forward?
  3. mickey78

    mickey78 New Member

    yes, in fact, I have about 30 addresses already working on the server.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you remove the [email protected] account and just leave the forward in the database?
  5. mickey78

    mickey78 New Member

    yes in fact, it's exactly the way it is right now.
  6. mickey78

    mickey78 New Member

    ok found my problem.

    this (receive_override_options = no_address_mappings) needed to be commented out.


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