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Old 02-11-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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trouble with my postfix server


I am using debian.
I have installed postfix, but when i try to send mail from my accoungto my new mail address it dosent get delivered.
i have also installed procmail and doevcot.
The user "test" has been created by the useradd command, as i understood that is how a user is added to postfix.

I used dpkg-reconfugure postfix to setup postfix

my postfix file:
myhostname = localhost.localdomain
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination =, localhost.localdomain, localhost.localdomain, localhost
relayhost =
mynetworks =
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all

my /var/log/mail.log file:
Feb 11 19:02:15 mail postfix/smtpd[4598]: connect from[]
Feb 11 19:02:16 mail postfix/smtpd[4598]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from[]: 554 <>: Relay access denied; from=<> to=<> proto=ESMTP helo=<>
Feb 11 19:02:16 mail postfix/smtpd[4598]: disconnect from[]

So a problem with relay access, however i havent got a clue what that is. Any help appreciated.

Also. i tried telnet to post 143 (imap) and i could not login to the dovecot imap server.
* OK dovecot ready.
a login <> <pass>
a NO Authentication failed.

guess i need to have test added somewhere somwhow.

Last edited by mvp; 02-11-2007 at 02:22 PM.
Old 02-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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Your mydestination variable should list '' as one of its valid destinations.

Old 02-11-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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Yep that helped a lot thanks Dave



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