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Old 12-15-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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Postfix Alias Problem


I am having problems getting postfix to work properly. This is my first time to run postfix, I've been running sendmail for years though.

I can send mail directly from the localhost out to an external( address, and I can receive messages from an external( server to users on the localhost. I can also send mail to an alias from the localhost and receive the message at the aliased external( address.

My problem is that I can't send mail from an external( address to an alias on the localhost. Postfix acts like it is sending the message however it is never received at the external( address.

I am on a very large university network. apache1 is the server in question. Any ideas would be greatly appeciated. Thanks

Below is my postfix config and the log of a message that was never received

alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases,hash:/home/mailman/data/aliases
command_directory = /usr/sbin
config_directory = /etc/postfix
daemon_directory = /usr/lib/postfix
debug_peer_level = 2
default_privs = nobody
home_mailbox = Maildir/
html_directory = no
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, localhost
mynetworks_style = class
newaliases_path = /usr/sbin/newaliases
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.6
recipient_delimiter = +
relay_domains = $mydomain
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.1.6/conf
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail
setgid_group = postdrop
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Trustix)
soft_bounce = yes
transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550

Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/smtpd[4378]: 5936F20066:[]
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/cleanup[4386]: 5936F20066: message-id=<>
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/smtpd[4378]: disconnect from[]
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/qmgr[4291]: 5936F20066: from=<>, size=2061, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/cleanup[4386]: 5BED720067: message-id=<>
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/local[4387]: 5936F20066: to=<>, relay=local, delay=0, status=sent (forwarded as 5BED720067)
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/qmgr[4291]: 5BED720067: from=<>, size=2199, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/qmgr[4291]: 5936F20066: removed
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/smtp[4388]: 5BED720067: to=<>, orig_to=<>,[], delay=0, status=sent (250 Ok: queued as 97CA3C76CF)
Dec 15 16:50:43 apache1 postfix/qmgr[4291]: 5BED720067: removed
Old 12-15-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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What is the output of
# postqueue -p
Old 12-16-2006, 03:31 AM   #3
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