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Old 05-27-2003, 01:02 PM   #1
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Postfix Mailserver sticking localhost in after @ in return address


I have installed Postfix on a server running RedHat 9 and I can send and recieve mail. The only problem is when I send out a message it sticks localhost into my return address.

For instance if my email address is supposed to be;
stupidmoron@idiot.com
postfix sends it out with a return address of
stupidmoron@localhost.idiot.com

So this means that when someone tried to reply to a message I send it doesn't work.
Also if a site is running spam software that checks to see if the return address is valid before delivering the message It won't deliver any of my messages.

tia,
Paul
 
Old 05-27-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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more info

By the way...my postfix version is 1..1.11

Paul
 
Old 05-27-2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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Had the same problem unfortunately though it's using send mail

I got it going alright by explicitly setting the domain name in the cf file where it says to -

originally it was: Dj$e.mydomain.com (think it was an e lol)

when I changed it to Djmydomain.com everything worked fine after taking out the $ variable, more perserverence than knowledge at the moment that got it going.

Maybe there's something similar in the Postfix cf
 
Old 05-27-2003, 08:18 PM   #4
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myorigin=yourdomain.tld
 
Old 05-28-2003, 09:27 AM   #5
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Update

I checked my configuration and the "myorigin" variable is set the way it is supposed to be. Do you think I eed to set up an alias? I have been looking through the config and it just doesn't make sense. I will post a copy of my main.cf file in my next post.

Thanks again
Paul
 
Old 05-28-2003, 09:53 AM   #6
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Here is my config file with the explanations taken out


command_directory = /usr/sbin
daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/postfix
myhostname = mail.idiot.com
mydomain = idiot.com
myorigin = $mydomain
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, $mydomain
alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
debugger_command =
PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin
xxgdb $daemon_directory/$process_name $process_id & sleep 5
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq.postfix
setgid_group = postdrop
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-1.1.11/samples
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-1.1.11/README_FILES
alias_database = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
 
Old 05-28-2003, 10:13 AM   #7
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Ahhh. is your mail client the culprit?
 
Old 05-28-2003, 10:40 AM   #8
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It looks like you are right. I was testing it with webmail. I am using squirrelmail for my webmail. When I sent a message via pop3 it went out fine.

Now I just need to find out why squirrelmail is adding the localhost in there. I will repost when I find out.

Thank a bunch mcleodnine!
 
Old 05-28-2003, 12:24 PM   #9
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It was an easy fix. I just had to set the name of my domain in the Squirrelmail configuration file.

Thanks for the help
Paul
 
  


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