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drmjh 03-02-2006 01:15 PM

How to stop Email address from being expanded
I run a solitary computer with Suse 10.0. I often receive complaints from various correspondents that the mail they send to me gets returned sometimes as undeliverable. At first I thought it was just a quirk but recently a returned piece of mail had some serious consequences and decided to look into it more sseriouosly. It would appear that my email address sometimes gets expanded to include mathay@localhost-or something like that.
How do I correct this?
These are the error Msg. that the Sender (in this case oblinn) receives with the returned mail:

This is the Postfix program at host

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.

The Postfix program

<> (expanded from <mathay@localhost>): delivery
temporarily suspended: deferred transport


Reporting-MTA: dns;
X-Postfix-Queue-ID: C42A62DD37
X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822;
Arrival-Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:10:09 +0000 (GMT)

Final-Recipient: rfc822;
Original-Recipient: rfc822; mathay@localhost
Action: failed
Status: 4.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; delivery temporarily suspended: deferred transport


From: oblinn <>
Date:Mon, 13 Feb 2006 12:06:42 -0500

To:Matt Hayes <>


foo_bar_foo 03-02-2006 02:50 PM

don't use postfix but this might help

drmjh 03-04-2006 03:39 AM

Thanks Foo,
I've uninstalled the Postfix program and hope that will do the trick.

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