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Old 11-08-2004, 05:11 PM   #1
smurfix
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postfix forwarding mail problem


I'm using postfix but can't receive mail when it is sent externally. I have a cron job that sends mail nightly and that is sent and received.

Anything that is sent to the domain [with a valid username] does not get there.

Any help or suggestions would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Steve
 
Old 11-08-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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Anything in the logs? Mine are in /var/log/mail
 
Old 11-08-2004, 09:57 PM   #3
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postconf -n results please

along with your log, you need to post postconf -n results please.

My best guess is that your machine is a mail server for its entire domain but you have not listed $mydomain in /etc/postfix/main.cf.

You probably have the default setting.

/etc/postfix/main.cf:
mydestination = $myhostname localhost.$mydomain localhost

but you need your setting to be fore a domain-wide mail server.

/etc/postfix/main.cf:
mydestination = $myhostname localhost.$mydomain localhost $mydomain
 
  


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