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Old 03-20-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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Postfix not sending email

Hi all,

A developer has come to me asking me why his email sent via php are not being sent.

From the server I can use sendmail to send emails to my work email, home, and my email address on his domain.

In the header files there are 6 email addresses


Finally the reply from is

The email to gets delivered and the others fail
Here is a snippet form the log file

Mar 20 11:14:24 thebe postfix/qmgr[16307]: 142446CC03C: to=<>, relay=none, delay=101661, delays=101661/0.04/0/0, dsn=4.4.2, status=deferred (delivery temporarily suspended: lost connection with[] while sending RCPT TO)
in mailq I have

AF9326CC97A 3041 Fri Mar 20 07:15:02
(delivery temporarily suspended: lost connection with[] while sending RCPT TO)

A35CC6CCA0F 26944 Fri Mar 20 10:33:03
(mail transport unavailable)
Can anyone give me suggestions as to why the email will only go one of the email address and no those on domain2?

The strange part is, I can use sendmail to send emails to those people on domain2
Old 03-20-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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Are you relaying through googlemail? Is the mail that get's through local to the server?

I think you need to explain a bit more about what domains are hosted where, etc.

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Old 03-23-2009, 07:51 AM   #3
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Both domains are using google apps and my personal email address that I tested it with is a gmail account.

postfix had domain1 as its $mydomain
So I assumed that could be why it was working for domain 1
However I have since created a reverse DNS for the server and emails appear to be coming through now to domain2, but the 800 odd emails that were in the queue are stuck there



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