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I have previously posted this under "General" but thought that this would be a better forum suited to my question...
I have obviously done something to my mail system that I just about managed to get set up several months ago... still not quite sure what I have done. When I try to get mail using fetchmail I get this output:
fetchmail: SMTP> RCPT TO:<steve@localhost>
fetchmail: SMTP< 450 <steve@localhost>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table
fetchmail: SMTP error: 450 <steve@localhost>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table
fetchmail: SMTP> RSET
fetchmail: SMTP< 250 Ok
...... not flushed
exceprt from output of fetchmail -v -f /etc/.fetchmailrc
When I try to send a test mail to my steve@localhost using a mail client on a windows machine I get the error saying that this address could not be resolved, neither can root, postmaster or any other "valid" local address.
I can access the IMAP mailboxes without problem, and have obviously checked that the steve account exists in /etc/passwd
I really am not sure what I have broken. IIRC it is a Cyrus IMAPd mailbox, with Fetchmail > Postfix. All mail downloaded with fetchmail is set "is steve here"
# These are only the parameters changed from a default install
# see /etc/postfix/main.cf.dist for a commented, fuller version of this file.
Can anybody suggest what to look at next? I have already tried googling the SMTP: error 450, it would seem only to return results on the subject of rejecting unknown inbound e-mail rather than resolving this... unless I have missed something!
Thanks to everyone that read this thread... I have now resolved the problem, for anybody in the future experiencing similar problems, if you try looking at your /var/log/mail/warnings file, you may find that the mail system is having trouble accessing the user database. This is caused by broken permissions on your /etc/passwd file, I have set mine to CHMOD 744 and this solved the problem.
Thanks again for your time in reading this thread.