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Old 10-31-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2002
Distribution: RedHat 8 or 9 (shrike)- Fedora Core 1,2
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Unhappy God i need help with postfix.

first in installed postfix 2.15 and im losing my mind.

1- if i send an email to thru the command line, the email arrives to its destination, but if i send it to from the command line it doesnt work.

i get the unknown user "user"

please help ive been trying to do this for along time and no one has help me, would you ?
Old 11-01-2004, 01:00 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2001
Location: india
Distribution: RedHat 7.1,7.2,7.3, 8.0,9.0,Fedora,EL2.1,EL3.0
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Could you paste the contents of ? I have been using postfix..... but after the job change, have forgotten the entries......

Your problem seems to be a simple config issue....... by going thru the file I would be able to help


Old 11-01-2004, 01:26 AM   #3
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check the mydestination entry in the /etc/postfix/
Old 11-01-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
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It would help if you posted some more info.
e.g Are you using an external smarthost or connecting directly?
Are you using any special tables?
Anything else that might be relevant...
Old 11-01-2004, 06:46 PM   #5
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Are your firewall(s) (hardware/software) configured to allow smtp traffic to port 25.

# iptables -L | grep smtp

As long as you don't have an entry for "ACCEPT all", you should see an entry to specifically
allow smtp traffic. If you don't see any entries like this then you are blocking:

ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere state NEW tcp dpt:smtp

Also what happens if you just send mail to "user", not ""?
There is a difference...



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