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Old 02-06-2010, 06:11 AM   #1
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trouble with postfix

Hi everybody

I install postfix, just basic thing for local network ( to receive from other machine in my local area :
from other machine for example I receive mail if I use telnet
telnet 25
but with mail bela@
I didn't receive anything here is the two connection from the remote machine 100.25 to the server 100.100

user@debian25:~$ telnet 25
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ESMTP Postfix (by Bela Debian/GNU)
MAIL FROM: user@debian.25
250 2.1.0 Ok
250 2.1.5 Ok
354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
Hello There
with telenet 25
250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as 2FAEF3B20
221 2.0.0 Bye
Connection closed by foreign host.
user@debian25:~$ mail bela@
Subject: With mail command
Hello there with mail command

bela@server312:~$ mail
Mail version 8.1.2 01/15/2001. Type ? for help.
"/var/mail/bela": 1 message 1 new
>N 1 user@debian.25 Sat Feb 6 11:47 11/361
& 1
Message 1:
From user@debian.25 Sat Feb 6 11:47:19 2010

Hello There
with telenet 25

The last part is what I receive with telnet 25
Here is my main.cnf

myhostname =
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination =,, localhost
relayhost =
mynetworks =
mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all
html_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix/html

thanks for help
Old 02-08-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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Does it work when you do mail ? (If that isn't the machines DNS name add a host entry if there is no MX setup it should fall back to the effective A)

Edit: I think you're basically sending mail to something that it doesn't believe its the destination for.



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