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Old 03-25-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
jimieee
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Postfix No such file or directory error on receiving mail


Hi,

I'm having trouble with telling Postfix what to do with mail it recieves. When I get an email sent to the problem server I get an entry in the mail queue like this:

Code:
203584380A4     1052 Thu Mar 25 15:17:06  me@mydomain.com
                (connect to /file/name[/file/name]: No such file or directory)
                                         recipient@another-domain.com
I want recipient@another-domain.com to be mapped to user recipient, so I created a virtualusertable entry like this:

Code:
recipient@another-domain.com            recipient
I added user recipient to my system and checked that a mailbox had been created ok. I can set up a virtualusertable mapping to another internet address, so I suppose it must be some kind of problem mapping the address to that username.... Does anyone have any hints?

Thanks,

James

Last edited by jimieee; 03-25-2004 at 09:37 AM.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:25 AM   #2
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Unhappy OH!

Ok I feel a bit stoopid now. I was writing a local address to another address, rather than to a local file. DOH!

I got a bit confused because sendmail assumes a mail it receives for user123@domain.com should be written to /var/spool/mail/user123. Postfix on the other hand assumes nothing. Is this default for Postfix, or did I do a funny install?

Regards,

James
 
  


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